Press Releases

SlowCOVIDNC, NCDHHS Exposure Notification App, Surpasses 50,000 Downloads in First Day

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A day after announcing the launch of SlowCOVIDNC, more than 50,000 people had downloaded the app. SlowCOVIDNC, the official exposure notification of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, alerts North Carolinians when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is completely anonymous and does not collect, store or share personal information or location data.

Medicaid Waiver Recipients Receive Additional Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

NC Medicaid beneficiaries on the NC Innovations Waiver who are attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 public health emergency can now receive waiver support during remote learning.

NCDHHS Launches SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App; Available for Download Today

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called ‘SlowCOVIDNC’ today, Sept. 22. The app will help North Carolinians slow the spread of the virus by alerting them when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is completely anonymous and does not collect, store or share personal information or location data.

NCDHHS Launches New Advertisements in Community-Based Print Publications to Urge North Carolinians to "Get Behind the Mask”

Monday, September 21, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is launching advertisements in community-based print and online publications to amplify the “Whatever Your Reason” statewide public campaign and urge North Carolinians to “Get Behind the Mask.” NCDHHS has secured print advertisements in 21 of the state’s leading community-based print and online publications across the state, with an intentional focus on reaching historically marginalized communities most impacted by the pandemic.

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center Cancels Holiday Parade, Continues Holiday Display Tradition

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (JIRDC) has cancelled their 46th annual holiday parade, scheduled for Dec. 2, to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the residents they serve. However, the Center will hold their annual holiday display Dec. 3–31, to be lighted daily from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

NCDHHS Selects Additional Vendor to Expand Statewide COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced its selection of an additional vendor, Optum Serve, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state.

NCDHHS Reports Technical Issues with Hospitalization Data; Numbers on Dashboard Incomplete

Monday, September 7, 2020

Since Friday, Sept. 4, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has experienced continued technical and submission issues with hospital systems' data, which have been exacerbated by the holiday weekend, resulting in incomplete hospitalization data.

NCDHHS Developing SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App; Expected to Launch Statewide in September

Friday, September 4, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is developing a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called ‘SlowCOVIDNC’ that will launch across the state in September 2020. The app will help North Carolinians slow the spread of the virus by alerting them when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Statement on Aug. 29 NCDHHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard Update

Monday, August 31, 2020

The total new lab-confirmed cases on the NCDHHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Aug. 29 reflects an increase caused, in part, by approximately 1,000 positive tests from dates in the first half of the month that were reported to NCDHHS by LabCorp in the past 24 hours.

NCDHHS Adds Testing Turnaround Times to COVID-19 Dashboard

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has added new data to the COVID-19 Data Dashboard – average turnaround time for COVID-19 testing. Located on the Testing page, the graph shows the average daily turnaround time based on data from all laboratories that report electronically to NCDHHS.