Press Releases

NCDHHS Announces Eighth Case of COVID-19 in North Carolina

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An additional person from Wake County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to eight.

COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance - March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On Monday, March 9, 2020, NC DHHS confirmed 5 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wake County, increasing the statewide total to 7. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by making recommendations that are meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the number of people infected.
 

Governor Cooper Declares State Of Emergency To Respond To Coronavirus COVID-19

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper took the next step in the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 preparedness plan today and issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency.

Five More People in North Carolina Test Positive for COVID-19

Monday, March 9, 2020 Five more people in Wake County have tested presumptively positive today for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). All traveled to Boston in late February to attend a BioGen conference. Several cases of COVID-19 across the country have been tied to the conference. These cases are not related to the Wake County individual who tested positive last week. All are in isolation at their respective homes.

Indiana Individual with Confirmed COVID-19 Traveled to North Carolina

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health notified North Carolina officials that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8 was in Durham and Wake counties on March 2 through March 6 while symptomatic. The person is in isolation at home in Indiana.

North Carolina Identifies Second Case of COVID-19

Friday, March 6, 2020

A second North Carolina person, unrelated to the first case, has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home.

Governor's Task Force Announces State Laboratory Now Able to Test for COVID-19

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

As North Carolina continues to prepare for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the NC State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) within the NC Department of Health and Human Services is now able to perform testing for the virus. This new capability allows North Carolina to more quickly take public health steps to respond to any positive test result.

North Carolina Identifies First Case of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A North Carolina person has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home.

Governor’s Task Force Encourages North Carolinians to Increase Preparedness Measures for COVID-19

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force continues to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections occurring in North Carolina and is encouraging businesses, schools, health care providers, communities and individuals to prepare as well. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

North Carolina Selected to Participate in US Department of Labor's VOICE Initiative to Increase Employment to Those with Disabilities

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

North Carolina is among 12 states selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to Participate in an initiative to increase emploment of people with disabilities.