COVID-19 Press Releases

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Get Equipment to Healthcare Workers, Schools, Local Governments
Monday, March 30, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 122 to help schools and local governments access state surplus property to help bridge gaps during the response to COVID-19.

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability on Testing and Surveillance
Friday, March 27, 2020

State Epidemiologist Dr.

Governor Cooper Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order Until April 29
Friday, March 27, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper ordered the people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Governor Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
Friday, March 27, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites.

North Carolina Receives Federal Disaster Declaration for COVID-19
Thursday, March 26, 2020

The White House granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request late Wednesday for a federal disaster declaration for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in North Carolina.

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today
Thursday, March 26, 2020

State Health Director and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer Dr.

People with Mild Symptoms Should Stay Home
Thursday, March 26, 2020

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now

NC Medicaid Increases Support to Protect Those Most at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 and to Maintain Access to Services
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) will temporarily increase payments rates to long-term care providers and facilities to

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Cooper Holds COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Reports First COVID-19 Associated Deaths
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths.