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NC Remains in Safer At Home Phase 2 Until Sept. 11

  • As some students return to school for the 2020-2021 school year, North Carolina will remain paused in Safer At Home Phase 2 until at least Sept. 11. A hotline (1-888-600-1685) is available to help families with school-age children find care.
  •  NCDHHS announced corrections to the state’s daily and cumulative completed COVID-19 test counts after discovering a discrepancy in testing data that had been submitted by LabCorp.
  • NCDHHS reported its first reported positive case of SARS-CoV-2 in a dog. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.
  • The NC Department of Public Safety and NCDHHS announced a new reimbursement program to help expand non-congregate sheltering options for individuals with COVID-19 who need to isolate.
  • NCDHHS will now require biweekly testing for staff in long term care facilities and will pay for the extension of testing through November.
  • Governor Cooper announced the state has distributed approximately 3.5 million cloth face coverings, 4.5 million procedure masks, and a significant amount of personal protective equipment across the state.
  • NCDHHS announced additional no cost community testing events for underserved communities. Find testing sites available in your community by visiting Find My Testing Place and Community Testing Events.
  • NCDHHS selected seven vendors to supervise more than 250 new community health workers in 50 counties with COVID-19 hotspots.
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