What you should know about the coronavirus
Coronavirus is a category of viruses that includes the one that causes the common cold. Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel (new or unknown) coronavirus. As the number of cases grows across the US and in NC, it is important to be informed.
New CDC Recommendation on Wearing Cloth Face Coverings
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. For information on how to wear cloth face coverings, and even how to make them, visit the CDC website.
New Law Extends Deadlines for Vehicle Registrations and Waives Fees
Senate Bill 704 was signed into law on May 4, 2020. The new law gives NCDMV the ability to extend the validity of vehicle registrations five months for any credential that expires March 1, 2020, through August 1, 2020. Further, it gives NCDMV the authority to waive penalties and interest for this time period. Click here for more information.
Governor Cooper's Executive Order 141 will transition to Phase 2 starting May 22nd at 5 PM.
FAQ's on Executive Order 141
Guidance on Executive Order 141
Governor Cooper's Executive Order 138 will modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
FAQ's on Executive Order 138
Guidance on Executive Order 138
Governor Cooper's phased plan to lift restrictions based on virus trends.
Executive Order 131: addresses three issues: requires retail stores that are still operating to implement new social distancing policies to make shopping safer for customers and employees; makes earlier COVID-19 guidelines mandatory for nursing facilities, and recommends other long-term care facilities to do the same; speeds up the process to get benefits to people out of work.
FAQ's re. Executive Order 131
Executive Order 130: provides more access to health care beds, expands the pool of health care workers and orders essential childcare services for workers responding to the crisis.
Executive Order 124 prohibits utility cutoffs and related late fees.
Executive Order 122 authorizes the transfer of state surplus property by donation to a state agency, school system or unit of local government.
Governor Cooper's Executive Order on March 27, 2020: Establishes a state-wide Stay at Home Order. Now extended until May 8th
FAQ's re. the Stay at Home Order
Governor Cooper's executive order on March 23, 2020: extends the closing of schools to May 15th, reduces the limit for mass gatherings to 50 people, and closes a list of businesses.
Governor Cooper's executive order on March 21, 2020 : gives flexibility to local heath departments, encourages and give provisions for daycares to remain open, and makes changes for DMV Drivers License offices.
Governor Cooper's executive order on March 17, 2020: limits the sale of food and beverages to carry-out, drive-through and delivery only.
Governor Cooper's executive order: bans mass gatherings of more than 100 people and closes K-12 public schools across the state for two weeks beginning March 16.
New Response protocol for Fire Departments re. COVID-19
Latest Press Releases from the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
Older people & people with chronic diseases are at higher risk
How to keep your workplace, school and home safe
Johns Hopkins Interactive Tracking Map