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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.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured Fundamentals Child Development Center in Goldsboro where he provided an update on the North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants and encouraged all eligible child care centers to apply for funding.

With tax season quickly approaching, North Carolina families are encouraged to file their federal income taxes to ensure they access their full, expanded Child Tax Credit, as well as other federal benefits.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley visited and toured King’s Pharmacy & Compounding Lab in New Hanover County, a local pharmacy distributing COVID-19 vaccines.

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