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Governor Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:28
Friday, March 27, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:36
Thursday, March 26, 2020

State Health Director and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth Tilson and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a dial-in media briefing at 2 p.m. regarding COVID-19.

People with Mild Symptoms Should Stay Home

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:41
Thursday, March 26, 2020

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Cooper Holds COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:28
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Mandy Cohen and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a dial-in media briefing at 2 p.m. regarding COVID-19. Please see below for

North Carolina Reports First COVID-19 Associated Deaths

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:21
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths.
 

Governor Cooper directs funding to schools to teach and feed students during COVID-19

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:07
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Governor Cooper directed $50 million in school funding flexibility to help public schools and support the greatest needs to serve students during the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Cooper has ordered North Carolina public schools to remain closed to in-class instruction through May 15. 

More Than $1.6 Million Approved to High Point for Hurricane Florence Repairs

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 13:30
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $1.6 million to reimburse expenses to the City of High Point for Hurricane Florence-related repairs.

COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability March 24

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:29
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

State Public Health and Emergency Management Officials will be available today for a dial-in media briefing at 2 p.m. regarding COVID-19. Reporters can call in to monitor the remarks and ask questions. A livestream video feed will be available from a pool camera.

Governor Cooper Shares Federal Funding Priorities with North Carolina Congressional Delegation

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:25
Friday, March 20, 2020 Letter can be read HERE

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Dial-In Media Availability Today

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 11:13
Friday, March 20, 2020

State Public Health and Emergency Management Officials will be available today for a dial-in media briefing at 2 p.m. regarding COVID-19. Reporters can call in to monitor the remarks and ask questions. A livestream video feed will be available from a pool camera.

Governor Cooper Pushes for Key Federal Changes to Make Food, Healthcare More Accessible

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:06
Friday, March 20, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper has written to President Donald J. Trump to ask for key waivers that will allow North Carolina to adapt federal food and healthcare programs to better serve North Carolinians in the COVID-19 crisis.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to North Carolina Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 22:26
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today.

NC 2-1-1 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:35
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper today announced NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina as a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

ReBuild NC Centers temporarily closed due to COVID-19 health risks

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 13:43
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

ReBuild NC Centers throughout eastern North Carolina will be temporarily closed through at least April 1 based on COVID-19 public health guidelines issued by Governor Roy Cooper and the state Department of Health and Human Services.

MEDIA ADVISORY: COVID-19 Media Availability Wednesday

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:36
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

State Public Health officials and Emergency Management officials will be available today at 2 p.m. to media regarding COVID-19.

What:  COVID-19 Media Availability

Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Close Sit-Down Service at Restaurants and Bars and Make State Unemployment Benefits More Widely Available

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:08
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina restaurants and bars will be closed to sit-down service and limited to take-out or delivery orders starting at 5 pm tonight, March 17, 2020.

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:37
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding a media briefing today at 2 pm. At that briefing, Governor Cooper will announce a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders. The executive order will also include an expansion of unemployment insurance to help North Carolina workers affected by COVID-19.

El Gobernador Cooper solicita que la Agencia de Pequeños Negocios otorgue una Declaración de Desastre, como auxilio de respuesta ante el coronavirus

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:57
Monday, March 16, 2020

El Gobernador Roy Cooper solicitó que la Agencia de Pequeños Negocios de EE. UU. (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés), otorgue una Declaración de Desastre para los propietarios de negocios en Carolina del Norte que enfrenten pérdidas económicas debido al nuevo coronavirus, COVID-19.

Governor Cooper Requests Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration to Aid COVID-19 Response

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:24
Monday, March 16, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration grant a disaster declaration for business owners in North Carolina facing economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19. 

El Gobernador Cooper Emite una Orden Ejecutiva para el cierre de escuelas públicas, desde jardín de niños, hasta el 12o grado; así como la prohibición de reuniones de más de 100 personas.

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 19:18
Saturday, March 14, 2020

En respuesta al coronavirus (COVID-19), el Gobernador Roy Cooper el día de hoy ordenó el cierre de todas las escuelas públicas, desde jardín de niños, hasta el 12o grado, durante un mínimo de dos semanas.  La Orden Ejecutiva también prohíbe reuniones de más de 100 personas.