Press Releases

Governor Proclaims May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina and reminded residents that now is the time to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. 

Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Stay Vigilant

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper and NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today shared an update on where North Carolina stands in the fight against COVID-19 and urged North Carolinians not to let their guard down. 

Offender Dies in Apparent Suicide

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Offender Christian Rodriguez (#1289662) died Thursday morning at Pasquotank Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in his cell at 1:09 a.m.

NCDHHS Announces Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative

Monday, April 27, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces today the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

First Offender in State Prison Custody Dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

An offender housed at Pender Correctional Institution who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at the hospital as a result of pre-existing conditions complicated by COVID-19. This is the first coronavirus death of an individual in custody at a North Carolina state prison. 

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