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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.
 
Kay Currie, a former member of our Beaufort Observer Team and long time resident and icon of Washington North Carolina passed away leaving behind an interesting history.
Kay Currie, a former member of our Beaufort Observer Team and long time resident and icon of Washington North Carolina passed away leaving behind an interesting history.
 
As North Carolinians prepare for hurricane season, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution you not to use gasoline-powered generators or tools, outdoor grills, and camp stoves in enclosed spaces.
As North Carolinians prepare for hurricane season, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution you not to use gasoline-powered generators or tools, outdoor grills, and camp stoves in enclosed spaces.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is extending the deadline for questions for its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that seeks to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is extending the deadline for questions for its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that seeks to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to COVID-19.
 
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced that Ray Riordan has joined its team as program director for the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA).
The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation today announced that Ray Riordan has joined its team as program director for the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA).
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to COVID-19.
 
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is requesting Congressional support to extend the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide food for children beyond the traditional school calendar year.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is requesting Congressional support to extend the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide food for children beyond the traditional school calendar year.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is using radio and video messages to reach historically marginalized populations to share important messages about reducing risks for COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is using radio and video messages to reach historically marginalized populations to share important messages about reducing risks for COVID-19.
 
As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
As a high school and college student during most of the Vietnam War, I was consumed by the drill team, dating, and studying-not the nightly news.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,107 cases reported.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,107 cases reported.
 
Just two bad days in a long year
 
Long goodbyes have a finality that I have avoided most of my life.
Long goodbyes have a finality that I have avoided most of my life.
 
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.
 
Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) began distributing a one-time supplemental payment to families enrolled in the Work First Cash Assistance program with one or more children.
Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) began distributing a one-time supplemental payment to families enrolled in the Work First Cash Assistance program with one or more children.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services unveiled an updated COVID-19 Dashboard.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services unveiled an updated COVID-19 Dashboard.
 
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?)
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued updated guidance today on who should be tested for COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued updated guidance today on who should be tested for COVID-19.
 
That's a lyric by Ian Tyson, a singer/songwriter whose music my husband enjoys.
That's a lyric by Ian Tyson, a singer/songwriter whose music my husband enjoys.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) estimates that as of Monday, 9,115 North Carolinians with COVID-19 are likely to have recovered from their symptoms.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) estimates that as of Monday, 9,115 North Carolinians with COVID-19 are likely to have recovered from their symptoms.
 
To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for May 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 May 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina.
 
As North Carolina moves to ease some COVID-19 restrictions at the end of this week, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.
As North Carolina moves to ease some COVID-19 restrictions at the end of this week, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.
 
Health care providers and hospitals can use a new portal to request reimbursement for claims associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment of uninsured patients retroactive to Feb. 4, 2020.
Health care providers and hospitals can use a new portal to request reimbursement for claims associated with COVID-19 testing and treatment of uninsured patients retroactive to Feb. 4, 2020.
 
Effective today, May 8, Vidant is welcoming one healthy visitor – who has been screened and wearing a mask – with patients having outpatient services that require sedation and/or anesthesia at Vidant Health facilities.
Effective today, May 8, Vidant is welcoming one healthy visitor – who has been screened and wearing a mask – with patients having outpatient services that require sedation and/or anesthesia at Vidant Health facilities.
 
Starting today, North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) participants will be able to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at authorized online EBT retailers.
Starting today, North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) participants will be able to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at authorized online EBT retailers.
 
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Due to COVID-19, many health care facilities in North Carolina, particularly long-term care facilities, are seeking to urgently hire staff for temporary, part-time or full-time roles.
Due to COVID-19, many health care facilities in North Carolina, particularly long-term care facilities, are seeking to urgently hire staff for temporary, part-time or full-time roles.
 
More than half (51.1%) of North Carolina adults are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 because they are 65 or older, have at least one underlying health condition or both, according to data analyzed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
More than half (51.1%) of North Carolina adults are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 because they are 65 or older, have at least one underlying health condition or both, according to data analyzed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
 
On April 30, 2020, FEMA announced North Carolina’s eligibility to apply for Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) disaster funds and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) acted quickly to submit an application that same day.
On April 30, 2020, FEMA announced North Carolina’s eligibility to apply for Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) disaster funds and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) acted quickly to submit an application that same day.
 
Vidant Health continues to increase access to essential care and services, supported by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Mandy Cohen’s announcement on Friday, May 1.
Vidant Health continues to increase access to essential care and services, supported by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Mandy Cohen’s announcement on Friday, May 1.
 
Some people are arrested for violating other's rights and other people are instead allowed to go to the White House and insult the President of these United States.
Some people are arrested for violating other's rights and other people are instead allowed to go to the White House and insult the President of these United States.
 
The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is being expanded to support the staff who work in North Carolina’s child care programs.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces today the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces today the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
 
On April 25, Vidant Health sent an electronic update to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) which contained inaccurate COVID-19 test results.
On April 25, Vidant Health sent an electronic update to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) which contained inaccurate COVID-19 test results.
 
As the weather starts warming up, the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the NC Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31.
As the weather starts warming up, the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the NC Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31.
 
The COVID-19 test results provided electronically on April 25 to the NC Department of Health and Human Services by Vidant Health incorrectly reported test results as all being positive.
The COVID-19 test results provided electronically on April 25 to the NC Department of Health and Human Services by Vidant Health incorrectly reported test results as all being positive.
 
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