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NC DHHS COVID-19 Updates

Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kay Castillo
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Please find below the latest NC COVID-19 response updates from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

 

In this update:

  • NCDHHS Reports Highest Day of New Cases Since Pandemic Began
  • NCDHHS Announces $26 Million to Help Mitigate the Economic Disruption of COVID-19
  • NCDHHS Updates Guidance for Child Care Settings
  • NCDHHS Targets Additional Testing and Tracing Resources to 9 Counties
  • Governor Cooper Proclaims Healthcare Heroes Day 2020

 

NCDHHS Reports Highest Day of New Cases Since Pandemic Began

Friday, June 12 was North Carolina’s highest day of new cases (1,768) since the pandemic started. COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our state and the trends are concerning. We have the tools to respond to this crisis and slow the spread of the virus – but we all have to work together to make this happen. Practice the 3 Ws - wear a cloth face covering, wait six feet apart and wash your hands frequently.

 

NCDHHS Announces $26 Million to Help Mitigate the Economic Disruption of COVID-19

NC Community Action Agencies (CAAs) have begun to receive flexible funds that can be used to help low-income individuals and families meet a variety of needs caused by the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are part of the federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and can, among other allowable uses, help eligible residents facing eviction with unmet rent and utility expenses.  

 

To be eligible for CSBG-funded services, individuals and families must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. To apply for help, contact your local Community Action Agency. For additional information on the CSBG funding or contact information for the 33 Community Action Agencies in North Carolina, visit ncdhhs.gov/csbg-contacts

 

NCDHHS Updates Guidance for Child Care Settings

The updated guidance is intended to help licensed/regulated child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. Health and safety guidance for child care facilities during COVID-19 is outlined in this document, which is also available in Spanish.

 

NCDHHS Targets Additional Testing and Tracing Resources to 9 Counties

We are responding to COVID-19 on multiple fronts. Statewide we continue to build our testing and contact tracing infrastructure.  At the same time we are surging additional testing and tracing resources to targeted communities and populations that have been hardest hit by COVID-19. Our first round of partnerships is with a mix of several of our urban population centers as well as our rural communities, including Mecklenburg, Durham, Wake, Forsyth, Duplin, Lee, Johnston, and Alamance counties. 

 

Governor Cooper Proclaims Healthcare Heroes Day 2020

To recognize the daily heroic sacrifices made by healthcare professionals, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cooper proclaimed June 15, 2020 Healthcare Heroes Day. In honor of our frontline heroes a special flag will be raised in front of the North Carolina State Capitol and will fly until July 15.

 

“I am so grateful to our healthcare heroes who are sacrificing so much to keep our communities healthy and save lives,” said Governor Cooper. “As this pandemic continues to grip our country, I am thankful for these North Carolinians who have answered the call to help others in need, and we can support them by doing our part in fighting this pandemic.”  Read the full Proclamation online.

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Lorraine Bolduc says...
Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Thank you Kay!!

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