The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services encourages North Carolinians to seek mental health support through the 24/7 Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463). of the week by call, text or chat.
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.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urges K-12 schools to promote immunization and boosters for students and staff and require students and staff to wear masks indoors to keep students in the classroom and limit risk. transmission rate of COVID-19.
"Now is the time to get your booster shot," said Kody H. Kinsley, Assistant Chief Secretary for Health and incoming Secretary of the NCDHHS. "We have a lot of vaccines in the state, and getting a booster shot, or getting vaccinated if you're not already, dramatically lowers the risk of serious illness and hospitalization for the Omicron variant."
Hundreds of people in North Carolina each day are waiting inside hospital emergency departments for behavioral health care. One reason is that a real-time list of operational beds isn’t available, which makes it difficult to connect people in emergency departments to care in more appropriate settings. To address the growing behavioral health crisis, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is today launching a new tool to help hospitals and other providers quickly find an open bed where people can get the behavioral health treatment they deserve.