Stories tagged: "Mandy Cohen"


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.

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What Cooper’s ‘Measured’ Approach To NC School Reopening Means

NC public schools will be able to hold in-person classes, but with safety and health requirements to keep spread of COVID-19 down.

How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs in NC are taking more than a week to give test results because of surges in cases and supply chain issues. That's making it hard to stop the disease.

Raleigh public pools are reopening, day after local summer camp warns of kids exposed to coronavirus. (Image via Shutterstock)
Report: As Raleigh Reopens Swimming Pools, Summer Camp Says Children Exposed to Coronavirus

Raleigh’s public swimming pools opened Monday, a day after parents were warned that children attending a local summer camp were exposed to coronavirus.

Duke researchers say they've discovered a more infection strain of coronavirus.
As Coronavirus Infections Swell, NC Researchers Discover a More Infectious Strain

Researchers at Duke say they've discovered a new, more infectious, strain of coronavirus that appears to have emerged as the dominant strain.