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Today, Governor Roy Cooper ended the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.

As key COVID-19 metrics increase in North Carolina and the U.S. due to the BA.5 variant, Governor Roy Cooper is reminding North Carolinians to stay prepared by being up to date on vaccines and boosters, having a supply of tests and seeking treatment if they test positive.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor is experiencing mild symptoms.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order that encourages eligible state employees to get their COVID-19 booster shot and rewards them with a day of vacation leave.

Governor Roy Cooper and state health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to seek treatment quickly if they get sick with COVID-19. FDA authorized treatments that can lower the risk of hospitalization and death are widely available. These treatments must be administered early, some within 5 days, and can only be prescribed by a medical professional.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 256 to support the state’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 by providing flexibility for health care workers and care facilities, as well as easier access to vaccines, tests and treatments.

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the North Carolina Congressional Delegation urging Congress to act immediately on a funding package for COVID-19 so that the state can stay ready in the event of a future surge.

Governor Roy Cooper today outlined steps on moving North Carolina forward from COVID-19. Cooper was joined by Kody Kinsley, Secretary for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), who explained the Department’s plan to adapt in this new stage.

Based on improving trends with COVID-19, masks will become optional in most state agencies and facilities beginning March 7.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 metrics and trends.

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