Press Releases

NCDHHS Announces COVID-19 Support Services Program for Individuals in Isolation or Quarantine

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NCDHHS awarded four contracts to regional organizations to administer its new COVID-19 Support Services program. The program will support North Carolinians in 20 targeted counties who are asked to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and need assistance such as food, relief payments, or access to primary medical care.

New NCDHHS Toolkit to Help Community Organizations Host COVID-19 Testing Events

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) today released a Partner COVID-19 Testing Toolkit designed for organizations seeking to host community testing events.

NCDHHS lanza la campaña "¡Recuerda las 3Ms!" para aumentar el conocimiento sobre las medidas preventivas para frenar la propagación del COVID-19

Monday, August 24, 2020

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte (NCDHHS) hace el lanzamiento de la campaña "¡Recuerda las 3Ms!", que hace parte de una campaña pública más grande diseñada para llegar a poblaciones históricamente marginadas y desproporcionalmente impactadas por COVID-19.

NCDHHS Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Colleges and Universities

Friday, August 21, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updated guidance for institutions of higher education, further emphasizing that colleges and universities must work to reduce risk of viral spread of COVID-19 both on and off campus.

NCDHHS Sends Additional COVID-19 Testing Capacity to Counties

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced its selection of an additional vendor — StarMed Urgent and Family Care, P.A. — based in North Carolina, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state.

NCDHHS Expanding Mental Health Supports for Teachers, School Personnel and Their Families

Monday, August 17, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is expanding the Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) to serve North Carolina’s teachers, school personnel and their families. 

NCDHHS Encourages WIC Participants to Use Food Benefits During COVID-19

Friday, August 14, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging North Carolinians who are enrolled in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to use their food benefits during COVID-19 to support good nutrition for their families.

Executive Order Extends School Immunization, Health Assessment Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Access Disruptions

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 156 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities.

NCDHHS Corrects COVID-19 Testing Totals After Identifying LabCorp Reporting Discrepancy; No Impact to Key Metrics

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced corrections to the state’s daily and cumulative completed COVID-19 test counts after discovering a discrepancy between electronic and manual reporting of testing data that had been submitted by LabCorp.

North Carolina Has First Reported SARS-CoV-2 Positive Case in Dog

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received its first reported case of a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 positive dog in North Carolina. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.