Health


Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory mask rule this week. (Image via NC DPS)
Gov. Roy Cooper on COVID-19 Surge: “We Are in Danger.”

Gov. Roy Cooper moved Monday to close loopholes in the state’s mask mandate and require masks in indoor settings, as well as outdoors when with non-household members.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

Spend this Thanksgiving at home.
Commentary: Staying Home Is What the Spirit of Thanksgiving Is About in 2020

NC teacher Kim Mackey talks about why Thanksgiving’s historical start means we all need to have smaller celebrations during this pandemic.

Gov. Roy Cooper urged local governments in some communities to consider new coronavirus restrictions as the virus spreads. (Image via NC DPS)
With NC Setting Dangerous COVID Highs, Cooper Says Local Governments Must Act

NC officials tout new county alert system that pinpoints counties in need of local coronavirus restrictions.

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Over 1 Million Children in the US Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19

Pediatrics group says the number of cases is "staggering and tragic."

Some NC school districts are returning to classrooms with coronavirus still booming. (Image via Shutterstock)
What’s It Like Being Back in a Classroom With COVID Booming? Scary, NC Parents Say.

With NC setting new highs in coronavirus infections, some schools in the state are testing out in-person classrooms.

NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, here at a Thursday press conference on COVID-19, is among those being considered to join the Biden Administration. (Image via NC DPS)
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen Could Be Heading to the Biden Administration Soon

Mandy Cohen has been the face of NC's COVID-19 response. But she is on a short list of people that might head to Biden’s federal health agency.