SITUATION UPDATE: AUGUST 20
As of 12:10 p.m. today:
More data are available online at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.
- NCDHHS announced its selection of an additional vendor — StarMed Urgent and Family Care, P.A. — based in North Carolina, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state. These new community testing sites build on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread. Read more.
- People living and working in 11 rural counties will get expanded high-speed internet service thanks to more than $12 million in grants awarded by Governor Roy Cooper’s administration. Governor Cooper, along with the NC Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) and its Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO), announced the award of the 2019-2020 Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant and COVID-19 Recovery Act funding. Read more.
- NCDHHS has upcoming community testing events in Cabarrus, Gaston, Henderson, Jackson, Montgomery, Robeson, Rowan, Wake and Wayne counties. For an up-to-date list of events, visit the Community Testing Events webpage. Events are listed under the name of their coordinating vendor, NCCHCA, Orig3n or Vidant Health. There is no cost for testing.
- NCDHHS is expanding the Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) to serve North Carolina’s teachers, school personnel and their families. Read more.
- NCDHHS is encouraging North Carolinians who are enrolled in the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to use their food benefits during COVID-19 to support good nutrition for their families. All WIC participants are getting monthly food benefits automatically added to their eWIC account because of the pandemic. Read more.
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