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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.
 
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
 
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).
 
Back at the rabbitpatch, all was well. The boxer did his "homecoming dance" and Christopher Robin "sang for his supper" as he always does, the minute I arrive.
Back at the rabbitpatch, all was well. The boxer did his "homecoming dance" and Christopher Robin "sang for his supper" as he always does, the minute I arrive.
 
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
 
At this chaotic and fearful time, when things seem "up in the air" . . . spring came early, like an old friend showing up in the "nick of time."
At this chaotic and fearful time, when things seem "up in the air" . . . spring came early, like an old friend showing up in the "nick of time."
 
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.
 
It started with a column for a local paper. That's when I discovered how much I enjoyed writing. That's when I discovered my passion. Then came a book co-written with my dog. (What, doesn't everyone do that?)
It started with a column for a local paper. That's when I discovered how much I enjoyed writing. That's when I discovered my passion. Then came a book co-written with my dog. (What, doesn't everyone do that?)
 
In my cozy mystery series, the main character owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr.
In my cozy mystery series, the main character owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr.
 
Families who have flexible working arrangements are encouraged to stay at home with their children.
 
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
 
NC Medicaid today announced several policy changes around the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19.
 
Vidant Health and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are calling on all of eastern North Carolina to do their part to flatten the curve.
Vidant Health and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are calling on all of eastern North Carolina to do their part to flatten the curve.
 
Vidant Health values family and community presence when loved ones and friends are in the hospital.
Vidant Health values family and community presence when loved ones and friends are in the hospital.
 
For the first weekend in a while, I am at the rabbitpatch. We have big plans for Sunday -Daddys' -eighty fifth birthday party.
For the first weekend in a while, I am at the rabbitpatch. We have big plans for Sunday -Daddys' -eighty fifth birthday party.
 
Or is it "The Life of Riley?"
Or is it "The Life of Riley?"
 
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.
 
Vidant Health values family presence when loved ones are in the hospital.
 
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
 
As the 2019 novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – continues to spread, Dr. Keith Ramsey, infection control chief for Vidant Health, said all Vidant facilities are prepared to treat patients who have the new virus.
As the 2019 novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – continues to spread, Dr. Keith Ramsey, infection control chief for Vidant Health, said all Vidant facilities are prepared to treat patients who have the new virus.
 
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
 
There is snow on the daffodils at the rabbitpatch
There is snow on the daffodils at the rabbitpatch
 
I used to have a lot of animals, here at the rabbitpatch. I had a miniature horse, miniature goats, chickens, doves, that came and went as they pleased and a lot of rabbits.
I used to have a lot of animals, here at the rabbitpatch. I had a miniature horse, miniature goats, chickens, doves, that came and went as they pleased and a lot of rabbits.
 
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.
 
Saturday was the day of Mamas' birthday gathering. Her birthday is on Tuesday, but it is much easier to gather on a weekend.
Saturday was the day of Mamas' birthday gathering. Her birthday is on Tuesday, but it is much easier to gather on a weekend.
 
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
 
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
 
I am at the rabbitpatch this weekend. It has been a long time since I have said that.
I am at the rabbitpatch this weekend. It has been a long time since I have said that.
 
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.
 
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