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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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A healthier North Carolina is the ambition of our state's wise citizens to live a more fulfilling life, while reducing the cost of overall health care.

As the Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, progresses through mutation and spread throughout the world and, ultimately, the United States, BCN shall endeavor to keep the public informed.
As the Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, progresses through mutation and spread throughout the world and, ultimately, the United States, BCN shall endeavor to keep the public informed.
 
This updated is intended to provide the latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This updated is intended to provide the latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
 
To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina.
To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) will temporarily increase payments rates to long-term care providers and facilities to support them in caring for Medicaid beneficiaries who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) will temporarily increase payments rates to long-term care providers and facilities to support them in caring for Medicaid beneficiaries who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
 
For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.
For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.
 
This memo updates previous guidance shared on March 16th, 2020.
 
Families who have flexible working arrangements are encouraged to stay at home with their children.
 
NC Medicaid today announced several policy changes around the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has sought authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily waive certain Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies as part of North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has sought authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily waive certain Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies as part of North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19.
 
A certificate of need public hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 19 in the Commissioners Room of the Carteret County Courthouse, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, has been canceled.
A certificate of need public hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 19 in the Commissioners Room of the Carteret County Courthouse, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, has been canceled.
 
Two people from Forsyth County and a person from Johnston County have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to 12, including a Durham resident who tested positive in another state.
Two people from Forsyth County and a person from Johnston County have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to 12, including a Durham resident who tested positive in another state.
 
An additional person from Wake County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to eight.
An additional person from Wake County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases in North Carolina to eight.
 
Five more people in Wake County have tested presumptively positive today for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Five more people in Wake County have tested presumptively positive today for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
 
The Indiana State Department of Health notified North Carolina officials that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8 was in Durham and Wake counties on March 2 through March 6 while symptomatic.
The Indiana State Department of Health notified North Carolina officials that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8 was in Durham and Wake counties on March 2 through March 6 while symptomatic.
 
Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina Inc. has filed a certificate of need application with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to relocate two dialysis stations
Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina Inc. has filed a certificate of need application with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to relocate two dialysis stations
 
A second North Carolina person, unrelated to the first case, has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A second North Carolina person, unrelated to the first case, has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced that its Rural Forward NC Program Director Calvin Allen has been named to the Theory of Change Working Group for Thrive Rural
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced that its Rural Forward NC Program Director Calvin Allen has been named to the Theory of Change Working Group for Thrive Rural
 
As North Carolina continues to prepare for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the NC State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) within the NC Department of Health and Human Services is now able to perform testing for the virus.
As North Carolina continues to prepare for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the NC State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) within the NC Department of Health and Human Services is now able to perform testing for the virus.
 
Governor Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force continues to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections occurring in North Carolina
Governor Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force continues to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections occurring in North Carolina
 
North Carolina is among 12 states selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in an initiative to increase employment of people with disabilities.
North Carolina is among 12 states selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in an initiative to increase employment of people with disabilities.
 
North Carolina is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through prevention of illness and injuries.
North Carolina is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through prevention of illness and injuries.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak
 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities throughout the state.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities throughout the state.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released the final report on the public health investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair held Sept. 6–15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletche
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released the final report on the public health investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair held Sept. 6–15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletche
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and health care providers to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and health care providers to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China.
 
Mental health leaders will be traveling across North Carolina over the next several months on a town hall listening tour to listen to the concerns and experiences of consumers, families and advocates.
Mental health leaders will be traveling across North Carolina over the next several months on a town hall listening tour to listen to the concerns and experiences of consumers, families and advocates.
 
The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is reporting that a patient who was being tested for the novel (new) 2019 coronavirus is not infected with the virus.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is reporting that a patient who was being tested for the novel (new) 2019 coronavirus is not infected with the virus.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible case of infection with the newly discovered 2019 coronavirus.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible case of infection with the newly discovered 2019 coronavirus.
 
The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC) announced today that the North Carolina Rules Review Commission has given its final approval of an important rule change that will open doors for access to quality, preventive oral health care for the state’s most underserved.
The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC) announced today that the North Carolina Rules Review Commission has given its final approval of an important rule change that will open doors for access to quality, preventive oral health care for the state’s most underserved.
 
Twenty-three local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of a $2.1 million award annually for up to three years to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis.
Twenty-three local health departments in North Carolina will receive a share of a $2.1 million award annually for up to three years to implement high-impact, community-level strategies to address the opioid crisis.
 
In conjunction with National Radon Action Month, the North Carolina Radon Program is distributing 3,000 radon test kits at no charge this month.
In conjunction with National Radon Action Month, the North Carolina Radon Program is distributing 3,000 radon test kits at no charge this month.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season.
 
The rule change will allow dental hygienists to further practice to the full extent of their licensure by providing preventive services such as sealants and fluoride treatments in high-need settings without a dentist’s prior exam.
The rule change will allow dental hygienists to further practice to the full extent of their licensure by providing preventive services such as sealants and fluoride treatments in high-need settings without a dentist’s prior exam.
 
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced the launch of its new brand that unifies all of its programs with one visual identity.
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced the launch of its new brand that unifies all of its programs with one visual identity.
 
Jessica L. Triche, MD, a family physician from Bath, N.C., was installed as President-Elect of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (NCAFP) on Friday, December 6, in Asheville.
Jessica L. Triche, MD, a family physician from Bath, N.C., was installed as President-Elect of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (NCAFP) on Friday, December 6, in Asheville.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding services at the Walter B. Jones Center to include outpatient opioid treatment for residents of eastern North Carolina.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding services at the Walter B. Jones Center to include outpatient opioid treatment for residents of eastern North Carolina.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will begin accepting applications through county social services departments for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will begin accepting applications through county social services departments for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that because the NC General Assembly did not take needed action, managed care implementation and open enrollment for NC Medicaid must be suspended.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that because the NC General Assembly did not take needed action, managed care implementation and open enrollment for NC Medicaid must be suspended.
 
To support communities in improving outcomes for young children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released county data for the 10 goals and more than 50 measures that are part of the state’s Early Childhood Action Plan.
To support communities in improving outcomes for young children and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released county data for the 10 goals and more than 50 measures that are part of the state’s Early Childhood Action Plan.
 
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that Sarah Thach has received the 2019 Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Award for her exceptional representation as an alumnus of the ideals of the fellows program.
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that Sarah Thach has received the 2019 Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Award for her exceptional representation as an alumnus of the ideals of the fellows program.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services submitted an annual report to the legislature on Nov. 1 highlighting significant progress in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI)
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services submitted an annual report to the legislature on Nov. 1 highlighting significant progress in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI)
 
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