RALEIGH — In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.
Knowing when to increase or decrease measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview of the metrics and capabilities that the state tracks.
Knowing when to increase or decrease measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina's testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview of the metrics and capabilities that the state tracks.
Should I wear an N95 mask? You should wear the mask that provides the most protection, fits well, and will be worn consistently. All masks provide protection, with higher grade masks like N95s providing the highest level.
Good quality, well-fitting masks are critical to public health in preventing the spread of COVID-19. When properly fitted and worn consistently, an N95 offers the highest level of protection against the spread of COVID-19 compared to other masks.
Faced with national competition for testing supplies and a shortage of testing personnel, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doing everything it can to support existing test sites, open more sites across the state, and increase access to services at home. collection kits.
COVID-19 cases and deaths
How are cases and deaths counted in North Carolina?
A “COVID-19 case” is a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. People are only counted as a case once, even if they have multiple positive tests.
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.