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COVID-19 Booster Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

May 20, 2022

Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose.

COVID-19 Booster Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

May 20, 2022

Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose.

NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps Launches Its Third Year of Providing Help to Nonprofits, Local Governments

May 16, 2022

Year three of the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps is underway with nearly 100 internship opportunities across the state featured in the 2022 Response Corps Database.

North Carolina Approved to Extend Child Care P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits Through 2021-22 School Year, First Issuance Scheduled for Next Week

May 12, 2022

Next week, North Carolina’s youngest children who are eligible for food assistance benefits will begin to receive extra monthly benefits tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year.

North Carolina Approved to Extend Child Care P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits Through 2021-22 School Year, First Issuance Scheduled for Next Week

May 12, 2022

Next week, North Carolina’s youngest children who are eligible for food assistance benefits will begin to receive extra monthly benefits tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year.

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Offering Bonus Leave for Cabinet Agency State Employees Who Receive First COVID Booster Shot

May 4, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order that encourages eligible state employees to get their COVID-19 booster shot and rewards them with a day of vacation leave.

Health Officials Encourage North Carolinians with COVID-19 to Seek Treatment Right Away

May 3, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper and state health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to seek treatment quickly if they get sick with COVID-19. FDA authorized treatments that can lower the risk of hospitalization and death are widely available. These treatments must be administered early, some within 5 days, and can only be prescribed by a medical professional.

Electronic Reporting System Broadens Picture of North Carolina COVID-19 Deaths

May 3, 2022

More timely access to death certificate data through a new electronic reporting system is giving North Carolinians a more comprehensive picture of COVID-19-related deaths, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced.

Electronic Reporting System Broadens Picture of North Carolina COVID-19 Deaths

May 3, 2022

More timely access to death certificate data through a new electronic reporting system is giving North Carolinians a more comprehensive picture of COVID-19-related deaths, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced.

NCDHHS to Host Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Boosters in North Carolina on April 26

April 26, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and Spanish language tele-town hall on Tuesday, 6–7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

NCDHHS to Host Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Boosters in North Carolina on April 26

April 26, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and Spanish language tele-town hall on Tuesday, 6–7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Extending Health Care Flexibilities to Ensure North Carolina is Prepared in Continued Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 256 to support the state’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 by providing flexibility for health care workers and care facilities, as well as easier access to vaccines, tests and treatments.

Governor Cooper Urges Congress to Pass Supplemental Funding for Coronavirus Response

March 30, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the North Carolina Congressional Delegation urging Congress to act immediately on a funding package for COVID-19 so that the state can stay ready in the event of a future surge.

NCDHHS to Host Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Families in North Carolina on March 29

March 28, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and Spanish language tele-town hall on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

NCDHHS to Host Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Families in North Carolina on March 29

March 28, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Cafecito and Spanish language tele-town hall on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.