SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #3: Recent Updates
Author: GDIT, (800) 688-6696
We know these are challenging times and are grateful for the continued support of our partners across the state. As a reminder, please regularly check the DHHS website, ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, for the latest information. There is a wealth of information there and our team is working around the clock to make it as user-friendly as possible.
Recent updates include:
Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people
On Saturday, March 14th, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to COVID-19. The Executive Order also bans gatherings of more than 100 people. North Carolina currently has 23 people in 12 counties who have tested positive for COVID-19.
New Education and Nutrition Working Group
Governor Cooper has appointed an Education and Nutrition Working Group to develop a plan to ensure that children and families are supported while schools are closed. The working group will focus on issues including nutrition, health, childcare access for critical health care and other front-line workers and learning support for children at home.
“I am standing up this new working group to ensure that children have enough food to eat, families have care in safe places for their young children, and student learning continues,” Governor Cooper said.
The website includes guidance and resources for a range of stakeholders. Information is changing rapidly and will be added and updated:
- Businesses and Employers
- Child Care Centers
- Colleges and Universities
- Community and Faith-Based Organizations
- Community Events and Mass Gatherings
- Correctional Facilities
- First Responders
- Health Care Providers, Hospitals, and Laboratories
- Homeless Shelters
- K-12 Schools
- Local Health Departments
- Long-term Facilities
- Malls and Shopping Centers
- Mass Transit
- Migrant Farm Workers and their Employers
- Public Facing Businesses and Agencies
- Restaurants and Bars
- Syringe Service Programs
- Working with People with Disabilities
Events are changing rapidly, and we will continue to do our best to share to ensure you have the latest information.