Stories tagged: "face masks"

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.

In this January 2021 file photo, a medical professional heads to the parking lot at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.)
A Meaningful Milestone: Teachers in at Least One NC County Get Vaccinated

Revised state guidelines moved NC teachers up in priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations already happening in at least one Eastern North Carolina school district.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to ask all Americans to wear a mask during his first 100 days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Biden Says He Will Ask All Americans to Wear Masks for ‘100 Days’

President-elect Joe Biden’s first request of the nation isn’t hard, but it is meaningful.

A doctor in protective gloves examines COVID-19 tests. (Image via Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images.)
Keep Those Masks On. COVID-19 Cases Surging in NC.

North Carolina, like elsewhere in the country, is seeing an uptick of COVID-19 cases as weariness from the pandemic’s restrictions set in.

NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen dons a mask this month during a coronavirus media briefing. (Image via NC DPS)
How Do You Convince Someone to Wear a Mask? Be Nice About It, Experts Say.

Shame, ridicule, and confrontation might not be the best way to convince a coronavirus skeptic to wear a mask, NC experts say.

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After President’s About-Face, NC Republicans Raising Funds on Trump Brand Masks

After the president changes tone on face masks during coronavirus pandemic, NC Republicans look to raise money on Trump-brand face masks.

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Editorial: Dan Forest’s Threat to Sue Roy Cooper A Ploy For Attention

A new editorial from the Observer papers says Dan Forest’s threat to sue Roy Cooper over social distancing orders is just a bid for attention.