Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for NC Nurses

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Nurses are on the front lines of the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. There are plenty of resources available for North Carolina’s nurses, and NCNA wants to make sure our members have access to everything they need to know and all the latest news. Interested in volunteering? Click here.

NCDHHS dashboard for North Carolina data. Updated daily by 11am. 

North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline: 866-462-3821 - or you can call 211. Text information/updates are also available. To sign up, text COVIDNC to 898211.

Guidance for specific practice settings:

Child Care Information
NCDHHS has new information on child care options for children of nurses and other essential workers. Click here to read in English or here for Spanish. Families with urgent child care needs may call 888-600-1685 to find high-quality, safe child care.

For more broad information from various organizations and the latest news updates, see below. We plan to update this page with new resources as necessary.





NCNA member/ANA President Ernest Grant: "nurses are going above and beyond"
MSNBC (4/3/2020)

NCNA to NCGA: Time Is Running Out to Protect NC’s Nurses From COVID-19
North Carolina Nurses Association (4/2/2020)

Charlotte hospitals hoping to build emergency COVID-19 field hospital on UNCC campus
WCNC (4/2/2020)

ANA requests a special open enrollment period due to COVID-19
American Nurses Association (4/2/2020)

First nurse in NC to test positive? Contractor with Mecklenburg County Juvenile Detention Center diagnosed with coronavirus
Charlotte Observer (4/2/2020)

NC in dire need of protective gear to combat virus, health workers say (NCNA quoted)
Carolina Journal (4/2/2020)

In the trenches of a pandemic, frontline medical workers ask lawmakers for reinforcements, more supplies (NCNA quoted)
NC Policy Watch (4/2/2020)

UNC-CH waives tuition fees for online nurse refresher course to help address NC’s nursing shortage due to COVID-19
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (4/1/2020)

Faced with limited PPE options, healthcare workers take precaution (NCNA President Dennis Taylor quoted)
WFAE (4/1/2020)

Statewide stay-at-home order goes into effect
WYFF (3/30/2020)

Coronavirus threatens NC healthcare workers (NCNA President Dennis Taylor quoted)
Charlotte Observer (3/29/2020)

President Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April
National Public Radio (3/29/2020)

NC surpasses 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
News & Observer (3/28/2020)

NCNA member & ANA President Ernest Grant urges people to stay home to help nurses "flatten the curve"
American Nurses Association (3/27/2020)

Governor Cooper issues statewide stay-at-home order
Triad Business Journal (3/27/2020)

Nursing organizations issue policy brief on practice/academic partnerships
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (3/27/2020)

President Trump invokes Defense Production Act to compel GM to manufacture ventilators
Washington Post (3/27/2020)

Calls for statewide stay-at-home order increase (NCNA quoted)
FOX 46 Charlotte (3/27/2020)

Healthcare professionals debate efficacy of sub-standard masks (ANA President Ernest Grant quoted)
Wall Street Journal (3/27/2020)

Temporary changes allow RN students, retirees to begin practicing during crisis
Asheville Citizen Times (3/27/2020)

NC healthcare professionals need additional supplies, companies stepping up (NCNA quoted)
Carolina Public Press (3/26/2020)

Duke announces it has developed a way to safely reuse PPE
News & Observer (3/26/2020)

NCBON issues revised licensure protocols for new graduates
North Carolina Board of Nursing (3/25/2020)

HHS recommends all states consider scaling back practice restrictions for Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (3/25/2020)

Samaritan's Purse donates 50,000 masks to NC hospitals
WTVD (3/25/2020)

Red tape keeps some nurses from volunteering to help coronavirus patients
Carolina Journal (3/24/2020)

NCNA asks Governor Cooper to issue "shelter in place" directive
North Carolina Nurses Association (3/23/2020)

NCHA requests "shelter in place" order from Governor Cooper
WRAL (3/23/2020)

NC hospitals ask for community donations to bolster PPE supplies (ANA quoted)
North Carolina Health News (3/23/2020)

NCNA President Dennis Taylor issues video message to nurses
North Carolina Nurses Association (3/23/2020)

CDC updates list of who is considered high risk
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (3/22/2020)

ANA & others urge President Trump to use the Defense Production Act to rapidly increase PPE supplies
Axios (3/21/2020)

Confrirmed cases in NC surpasses 200; Governor Cooper issues new orders on child care & DMV
News & Observer (3/21/2020)

NCNA President Dennis Taylor discusses safety protocols in healthcare facilities
Capital Tonight - Spectrum News (3/19/2020)

NCNA President-elect Meka Douthit EL talks about nurses' resliency in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
WXII (3/19/2020)

NCNA member Askley Leak Bryant discusses safety issues for frontline healthcare providers
CBS17 (3/19/2020)

Governor Cooper announces North Carolina is experiencing community spread of COVID-19
Charlotte Observer (3/19/2020)

NCNA President Dennis Taylor talks about ways nurses are adjusting in practice settings
WFMY (3/18/2020)

NCNA member Schquthia Peacock discusses drive-up testing for COVID-19
WRAL (3/18/2020)

ANA meets with President Trump to discuss coronavirus prevention strategies
American Nurses Association (3/18/2020)

NCNA member Elizatbeth Snow talks about community colleges canceling in-person classes
Carolina Journal (3/18/2020)

NCNA cancels or postpones all in-person events through the end of May
North Carolina Nurses Association (3/16/2020)

President Trump unveils new guidelines; suggests Americans avoid bars & restaurants
ABC News (3/16/2020)

Governor Cooper issues executive order shutting down all mass gatherings
News & Observer (3/14/2020)

NCNA cancels in-person aspect of the 2020 Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium
North Carolina Nurses Association (3/13/2020)

President Trump declares a national emergency
USA Today (3/13/2020)

North Carolina up to 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19; state expects numbers to keep rising
News & Observer (3/12/2020)

WHO officially declares coronavirus a pandemic
American Nurses Association (3/11/2020)

Total number of COVID-19 cases in the US surpasses 1,000
US News & World Report (3/11/2020)

NCNA member discusses COVID-19 from the nurse perspective
Spectrum News (3/10/2020)

NC governor declares state of emergency as state deals with coronavirus
News & Observer (3/10/2020)

Five North Carolina Biogen employees test positive for coronavirus
News & Observer (3/9/2020)

North Carolina Nurses Urge Appropriate Approach to COVID-19
NCNA (3/9/2020)

Second COVID-19 case confirmed in North Carolina
News & Observer (3/6/2020)

ANA calls for collaborative effort to respond to Coronavirus
American Nurses Association (3/5/2020)

Wake County patient tests positive for North Carolina’s first Coronavirus case
WRAL (3/4/2020)

How are North Carolina hospitals planning for a potential surge of Coronavirus patients?
North Carolina Health News (3/2/2020)

ANA asks nurses to take survey on preparedness plans in healthcare facilities
American Nurses Assocation (2/28/2020)

ANA and AHA call for federal funding to combat Coronavirus outbreak
American Nurses Association (2/28/2020)

WHO issues statement on COVID-19 outbreak
World Health Organization (1/30/2020)