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Aug. 15

  • NCDHHS will host a live Spanish-language Cafecito and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 7-8 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, boosters, testing and treatment. The event comes as part of Know Before You Go, a statewide initiative that reminds North Carolinians to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in time for the start of the 2022-23 school year, fall festivities, large gatherings and end-of-year celebrations and holidays. 

    The NCDHHS social media platforms will host the livestream: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Visit the channel of your choice to watch. The event includes a tele-town hall, which invites people by phone to listen in and submit questions to help ensure everyone who is interested can participate. People can also dial into the event by calling (855) 756-7520, Ext. 84603#. 

  • Today, Gov. Roy Cooper ended the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. With vaccines, treatments, and other tools to combat COVID-19 widely available, and with new legislation now providing the requested flexibility to NCDHHS and health care providers to continue to respond, the state is poised to continue comprehensive pandemic response without the need for the State of Emergency.

    Many of the state’s public health measures combatting the pandemic had previously been lifted, but the State of Emergency continued to allow the distribution of vaccines and tests and regulatory flexibility to ensure staff capacity in the state’s healthcare system. Following legislative changes made in the budget signed by Gov. Cooper in July that allow NCDHHS to continue to respond to the pandemic, the State of Emergency can be lifted. Read the Executive Order.

Aug. 11

  • NCDHHS kicks off the Know Before You Go campaign today, a statewide initiative reminding North Carolinians to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in time for the start of the 2022-2023 school year, fall festivities, large gatherings and end-of-year celebrations and holidays.

    The campaign furthers the state’s continued public outreach and engagement to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death related to COVID-19 by encouraging people to get a safe, effective and free vaccine or booster. To date, more than 185 public and independent K-12 schools across 50 counties throughout the state have signed up for the campaign. More than 30 local health departments, community-based organizations and local radio and television stations have also registered to participate.

Aug. 9

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