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NC Teacher Ranks Held Steady Last Year Despite Lingering COVID Disruptions

February 1, 2023

About 440 fewer teachers left North Carolina’s public schools during the 2021-22 school year than the previous year, improving the state’s overall teacher attrition rate, which had edged up slightly during 2020-21, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.

NCDOL Releases Workplace Fatality Count for 2022

January 31, 2023

Struck-by incidents and falls from elevation caused the largest number of non COVID-19 work-related deaths last year in the Tar Heel state, based on preliminary information released today by the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL). The department’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division inspected 63 non COVID-19 work-related fatalities that occurred in 2022.

Report: Teacher Effectiveness Tied to Better Student Outcomes in NC Schools During Pandemic

January 30, 2023

North Carolina teachers with higher effectiveness ratings prior to the disruptions of the 2020-21 COVID-19 school year helped mitigate learning loss as students and teachers managed remote instruction, hybrid learning and other responses to the pandemic, a new analysis of student outcomes shows.

NCDHHS Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall: Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19

January 30, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a Spanish-language Cafecito and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss Mental Wellness, Aging Adults and the latest COVID-19 Information.

NCDHHS Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall: Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19

January 24, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19.

NCDHHS Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall: Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19

January 24, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19.

Extra Federal Food Benefits Due to COVID-19 Will End in March

January 12, 2023

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.

Telemedicine Program Launched to Increase Access to Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatments

December 13, 2022

People who test positive for COVID-19, particularly those who are uninsured or don’t have a primary care doctor, will have better access to treatments thanks to a time-limited telemedicine program launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with StarMed Healthcare. After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

Telemedicine Program Launched to Increase Access to Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatments

December 13, 2022

People who test positive for COVID-19, particularly those who are uninsured or don’t have a primary care doctor, will have better access to treatments thanks to a time-limited telemedicine program launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with StarMed Healthcare. After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Available for Kids 6 months to 4 years

December 12, 2022

Most children 6 months to 4 years are now eligible for their updated COVID-19 vaccine, which protects against COVID-19 variants. These vaccine doses are becoming available in North Carolina this week following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Available for Kids 6 months to 4 years

December 12, 2022

Most children 6 months to 4 years are now eligible for their updated COVID-19 vaccine, which protects against COVID-19 variants. These vaccine doses are becoming available in North Carolina this week following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.

Get the Facts on Diabetes, Prevention, Management and Impacts of COVID-19: NCDHHS Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall

November 14, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss diabetes prevention and management, the impacts of COVID-19 for people with diabetes and the importance of protection from the virus.

Get the Facts on Diabetes, Prevention, Management and Impacts of COVID-19: NCDHHS Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall

November 14, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss diabetes prevention and management, the impacts of COVID-19 for people with diabetes and the importance of protection from the virus.

NCDHHS Refreshes COVID-19 Dashboards To Enhance User Experience

November 8, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is refreshing the COVID-19 dashboards to enhance design and user experience.

NCDHHS Refreshes COVID-19 Dashboards To Enhance User Experience

November 8, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is refreshing the COVID-19 dashboards to enhance design and user experience.