Press Releases

NCDHHS Updates County Alert System, Shows Progress

Monday, February 22, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today updated the COVID-19 County Alert System, which shows 27 red counties — a decrease from 61 red counties on the previous Feb. 4 County Alert System — and the fewest red counties in the state since the start of the County Alert System.  

 

Weather Continues to Hamper COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Friday, February 19, 2021

Vaccine providers in North Carolina and across the nation continued to be hampered by delayed shipments and deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines due to severe weather. This afternoon, the federal government notified impacted states that vaccine shipments are expected to resume the beginning of next week.

NCDHHS Offers Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Severe Weather

Thursday, February 18, 2021

As North Carolinians prepare for severe winter weather conditions, officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services caution people not to use gasoline-powered generators or tools, outdoor grills and camp stoves in enclosed spaces. These devices should be used outside only and at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and air vents to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

NCDHHS Reports New Record Highs on COVID-19 Key Metrics to Start 2021

Saturday, January 2, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting new records for COVID-19 key metrics for Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2021.

NCDHHS Offers Simple Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During the Winter Holidays

Friday, December 11, 2020

As North Carolinians prepare for the cold winter holidays, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution people not to use gasoline-powered generators or tools, outdoor grills and camp stoves in enclosed spaces. These devices should be used outside only and at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and air vents to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

NCDHHS Reports Increase in Hepatitis A Outbreak, Urges Vaccination

Friday, December 4, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging people to get vaccinated against hepatitis A. The department is reporting a sharp increase in the virus associated with an ongoing outbreak that began in April 2018.

NCDHHS to Provide Automatic Payment to Thousands of Seniors and People with Disabilities to Help with Winter Heating Bills

Monday, November 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it will issue an automated payment to thousands of eligible households to help with winter heating expenses via the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The automated payment will be issued beginning Dec. 1 and is designed to help eligible seniors and people with disabilities access winter heating assistance in a safe and socially distanced manner during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCDHHS Releases Action Plan to Reduce Cancer Burden for North Carolinians

Friday, November 20, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released the NC Comprehensive Cancer Control Action Plan 2020-2025 to address the cancer challenges and issues that affect North Carolinians. The plan includes strategic actions to address disparities among historically marginalized and rural communities who experience a disproportionate burden of cancer disease, disability and death.

NCDHHS Expands Demographic Data for COVID-19 Cases

Friday, November 13, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today expanded the demographic data for NC COVID-19 cases and added new filtering functions to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard. Demographic data for COVID-19 total cases are available by age group, gender, race and ethnicity and can be filtered by county. The information will be displayed on a new Case Demographics Page on the dashboard.

North Carolina Rural Communities Seeing Rapid Growth in COVID-19 Cases

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Since September, new COVID-19 cases have been increasing faster in rural counties, according to a new report by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.