Stories tagged: "coronavirus"

Tests for COVID from the federal government get sent right to your home, shortly after you sign up.
Hey NC: Don’t Forget to Order Your Second Batch of Free COVID Tests

Every household can get two sets of at-home tests mailed to them, free of charge. Don’t forget to get yours! 

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COVID’s Collateral Damage: The Pandemic Has Cost Us More Than We Know

The COVID-19 crisis has also sent anxiety and depression rates soaring nationwide, increased deaths from opioids and alcoholism, and scarred a generation of children.

Nurses and healthcare workers from Mission Hospital in Asheville hold a rally in February calling for better COVID measures. (Photo courtesy of National Nurses United.)
NC Fines Asheville Hospital $30,000 After Nurses Complain of COVID Risks

An Asheville hospital that failed to ensure its nurses were properly protected against COVID and that waited more than a week to report a COVID death among its staff has been fined nearly $30,000, the North Carolina Department of Labor said this week.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday said some local governments in North Carolina can begin easing mask mandates.
Gov. Roy Cooper Urges End to Most North Carolina Mask Mandates

Cooper joins several other Democratic governors who’ve eased COVID restrictions, but many health experts warn it may be too soon.

House Speaker Tim Moore in a 2020 press conference with Gov. Roy Cooper.
A Day After Calling Masks ‘Useless’ (They’re Not), NC House Speaker Tim Moore Promises Anti-Masking Legislation

Omicron cases are falling, but North Carolina is still reporting more than 10,000 cases a day and dozens of deaths.

Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.