North Carolina Human Relations Commission issued the following announcement on March 25.
- NCDHHS provides guidance for dental providersOpen PDF
- NC Medicaid increases support to protect those most at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 and to maintain access to services.
- During a press briefing, Governor Cooper and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen urged North Carolinians to stay at home if they can and maximize social distancing. People who feel sick and have mild symptoms, should stay home and call their doctor. Businesses are encouraged to get social distancing, telework plans in place immediately. NC Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry announced NC has ordered $66 million in personal protective equipment for health care providers and encouraged people who can to donate PPE to BEOC@ncdps.gov. The Office of Emergency Medical Services is also working to identify additional hospital beds that could be available once the regular beds at the state’s hospitals are filled.
- NCDHHS reports the first COVID-19 associated deaths.