Stories tagged: "Mandy Cohen"


Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of NC DHHS, listens to Gov. Roy Cooper speak during a press conference about the state of coronavirus in North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Image via NC DPS)
COVID is Resurgent in NC. Here’s What NC Officials Say Must Be Done to Slow the Virus.

As NC extends Phase 3 of coronavirus protocol, Mandy Cohen pleads for patience, says she's yet to meet a new niece.

Jay Leavitt of Polk County, pictured here with his wife Virginia, is in acute care facility and upset at how hard it is to cast a ballot this fall. (Image courtesy of Jay Leavitt.)
Thousands of Older North Carolinians and People With Disabilities May Not Get to Vote in 2020

People in NC’s long-term care and nursing homes face more barriers than usual in casting ballots this year. Solutions have been slow to come.

A NC counselor gives advice for high schoolers on enduring the coronavirus-era virtual classroom. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
20 Percent of NC Adults Lack Health Insurance. Are Lawmakers Helping?

The coronavirus has exacerbated NC’s healthcare crisis, but the major roadblocks to Medicaid expansion in the state Senate remain.

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cooper Extends Coronavirus Measures Into September, Pledging Not to Repeat Other States’ Mistakes

NC Gov. Roy Cooper puts off coronavirus reopening another five weeks, but says state might be able to host scaled back Republican National Convention.

Gov. Roy Cooper, at the podium, and NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Photo by Dept. of Public Safety)
‘We Need to do a Lot More’: Gov. Cooper Addresses Newly Formed Racial Equity Task Force

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed huge racial disparities in NC, Gov. Cooper says a new task force combating inequity is crucial.

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.