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NCDHHS Makes Key COVID-19 Vaccine Information Available in N.C.’s Most Used Languages

2 months 3 weeks ago

To ensure more North Carolinians have access to the information they need to make decisions about their health and wellbeing, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has made key COVID-19 vaccine information available in the state’s most used languages. In addition to a dedicated Spanish webpage for COVID-19 vaccines, vacunate.nc.gov, materials and videos in English and Spanish, NCDHHS now has COVID-19 vaccine materials in the state’s five other most used languages.

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NCDHHS Updates StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit to Focus on Most Effective Strategies to Keep Students in Classroom; Recommends Students Be Excluded from School Only When Sick or Test Positive for COVID-19

3 months 1 week ago

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced updates have been made to the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit focusing on strategies that are most effective at this stage of the pandemic, like vaccines, boosters, testing and masking, and no longer recommending individual contact tracing in K-12 schools. Additionally, NCDHHS recommends students and staff no longer be required to stay home from school following a COVID-19 exposure, unless they have symptoms or test positive.

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NCDHHS Teamwork Helps Meet January’s COVID-19 Surge and Supply Challenges

3 months 2 weeks ago

With COVID-19 cases reaching record highs last month, North Carolina laboratories reported 2,627,371 tests performed across the state during the month of January. This included 11 days with more than 100,000 tests and a one-day high of 135,031 on Jan. 12. To help meet the unprecedented demand for testing and promote greater equity in test availability, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 response team shipped 441,038 rapid antigen test kits across North Carolina since Dec. 23, 2021.

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Federal Staffing Supports to Arrive at Atrium Health Pineville, 25 Counties to Receive Federal Ambulance Support

3 months 2 weeks ago

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the approval of its staffing support request, in partnership with Atrium Health, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. North Carolina is also receiving an additional 25 Advanced Life Support Ambulances.

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