COVID-19

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Lifts North Carolina’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Read the Executive Order

Today, Governor Roy Cooper ended the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Monday, August 15, 2022

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Reminds North Carolinians to Stay Prepared for COVID-19 Waves; More Transmissible BA.5 Variant Now Leads Cases

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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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.

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Tests Positive for COVID-19

Today, Governor Roy Cooper tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor is experiencing mild symptoms.
Monday, June 20, 2022

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Offering Bonus Leave for Cabinet Agency State Employees Who Receive First COVID Booster Shot Read the Executive Order

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.
Wednesday, May 04, 2022

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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 00:00

Health Officials Encourage North Carolinians with COVID-19 to Seek Treatment Right Away

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.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022

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.

Friday, April 1, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Extending Health Care Flexibilities to Ensure North Carolina is Prepared in Continued Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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.
Friday, April 01, 2022

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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Urges Congress to Pass Supplemental Funding for Coronavirus Response Letter to NC Congressional Delegation Outlines Supplemental Funding Package Needed to Invest in COVID-19 Testing, Treatment and Vaccines

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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 00:00

State Leaders Outline Robust Plans for Economic Growth and Public Health to Ensure Strong North Carolina Future

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.
Thursday, March 17, 2022

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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 00:00

Masks to Become Optional in State Agencies Starting March 7 Agencies May Continue to Require Masks in High-Risk Settings Such as Health Care, Corrections

Based on improving trends with COVID-19, masks will become optional in most state agencies and facilities beginning March 7.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022

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

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper and State Health Officials Update Mask Recommendations

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.
Thursday, February 17, 2022

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.