Press Releases

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.

Statement from NCDHHS on Medicaid Managed Care Ruling

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is pleased to announce that once again court rulings affirm the integrity and fairness of the Departments’ managed care procurement process.

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.

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 Launches “¡Recuerda las 3Ms!” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Preventative Measures to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Monday, August 24, 2020

Today, the "¡Recuerda las 3Ms!” (Know your 3Ms) campaign is being launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately impacted by 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.