Press Releases

NCDHHS Reports Highest One-Day Increase of COVID-19 Positive Tests

Friday, July 3, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 2,099 cases reported.
 

NCDHHS Launches New Social Media Campaign as Part of Larger Effort to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a new social media marketing campaign as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

NCDHHS Launches Testing Initiative for Nursing Homes

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NCDHHS will partner with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, to make facility-wide testing available to residents and staff in all North Carolina skilled nursing facilities. There are over 400 nursing homes in the state with approximately 36,000 residents and more than 30,000 staff. Testing will begin in July and continue through August.

NCDHHS Selects Organizations to Address Impact of COVID-19 on LatinX Community

Friday, June 26, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants to five local North Carolina organizations to help address the disparate impact COVID-19 is having among the state’s Hispanic and LatinX communities. 

NCDHHS Awarded $1.5 Million to Expand Mental Health Supports through Statewide Crisis Counseling Program, Adding Focus on Historically Marginalized Communities

Friday, June 19, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded $1.5 million to support and expand the Hope4NC program, which connects North Carolinians to mental health supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. NCDHHS worked in partnership with North Carolina Emergency Management to secure the grant.

NCDHHS Selects First Vendors to Expand Testing and Contact Tracing for COVID-19

Friday, June 19, 2020

NCDHHS selected 26 businesses to form its initial pool of qualified vendors to support the state’s response to COVID-19. North Carolina is responding to the pandemic on multiples fronts, including building the state’s testing and contact tracing infrastructure, while surging assets in communities and populations that have been hardest hit by COVID-19.

NCDHHS Announces $26 Million to Help Mitigate the Economic Disruption of COVID-19, Including Assistance for Families Facing Eviction

Monday, June 15, 2020

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced that the state’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) have begun to receive flexible funds that can be used to help low-income individuals and families meet a variety of needs caused by the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCDHHS Issues Abatement Order to ACE Speedway

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is issuing an Abatement Order requiring ACE Speedway to immediately close their facility and halt operations. The Speedway’s recent actions constitute an imminent hazard for the spread of COVID-19, an acute threat to North Carolinians which must not continue.

NCDHHS Updates Guidance on Who Should Be Tested

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is releasing updated guidance for doctors and clinicians on who should be tested for COVID-19.

North Carolina Designates Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services Workers as Emergency First Responders

Monday, June 8, 2020

Today, NCDHHS announced that child protective services and adult protective services workers are designated as first responders. This classification will help these critical workers access Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed while working in situations that require face-to-face contact with adults, children and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.