Stories tagged: "NC DHHS"

A woman wearing a face mask walks a dog in Washington, D.C., in March. (Image via Getty Images)
COVID Variants Are a Serious but Manageable Threat in NC, Expert Says

Here’s what you need to know about COVID variants in North Carolina and how to protect you and your family.

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.

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.

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.

A North Carolina Newfoundland (not pictured) died this month, the first pet to test positive for the novel coronavirus. (Stock Image via Shutterstock.)
Coronavirus May Have Killed a North Carolina Dog

A NC dog who tested positive for COVID-19 died from its illness.

Workers at a Walgreens location in Durham, N.C. assist persons with tests for COVID-19 at a temporary drive-thru site where patients administer their own tests in May 2020. To alleviate long testing lines today amid the Omicron surge, health officials are giving away tests and masks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
How NC Plans to Keep Black, Latino Communities Safe from COVID-19

Black and Latino North Carolinians have been sickened by COVID-19 at alarming rates, and the state health department is trying to change that.