North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported that June 12 was North Carolina’s highest day of new cases (1,768) since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
As of June 12, North Carolina had 41, 249 positive cases, 1,092 deaths due, and 760 individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19. Click HERE to see cases by county from NC DHHS Dashboard.
COVID-19 remains a serious threat to the state and the trends are concerning. NC DHHS reports they have the tools to respond to this crisis and slow the spread of the virus – but people need to work together to make this happen.
Practice the 3 Ws – Wear a cloth face covering. Wait six feet apart. Wash your hands frequently.
If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, get tested – even if you don’t have symptoms. If you attended a mass gathering or a protest, work in a setting where you’re at a higher risk of exposure, or at a high-risk setting like a food processing facility – get tested.
Answer the call – Local health departments and COVID-19 Community Team members are reaching out to people who may have come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. The team will provide information and support needed to protect themselves and their loved ones.
A lot of people are anxious to get back to normal as school ends and the summer begins.
More stores, restaurants and businesses opening up – people are leaving home getting out more. NC is still under a “Safer At Home” recommendation. Just because people can leave home, doesn’t mean they always should.
Since NC schools closed to students on March 16, more than 30 million meals have been served through the Summer Nutrition Program’s emergency feeding initiatives.
To find free, healthy meals for children ages 18 and younger near you, click HERE.