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CDC updates are straining already-pressed public health departments
NBC News (1/8/2022)

Wait Time for Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shortened to Five Months
NCDHHS (1/7/2022)

COVID-19 Boosters Recommended for Children Ages 12 to 15, Additional Dose Recommended for Immunocompromised Children Ages 5 to 11
NCDHHS (1/6/2022)

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
CDC (12/27/2022)

Omicron Variant Quickly Becoming Major Concern; Still Many Questions
CNN (11/30/2021)

Booster Shots Made Available to All Vaccinated Adults
NCDHHS (11/19/2021)

Vaccines Available to Children Ages 5 and Up
NCDHHS (11/3/2021)

Looming Nursing Shortage Likely to be Exasperated by COVID
NCNA (11/2/2021)

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots Now Available
NCDHHS (10/22/2021)

NCSBN & ANA Issue Guidance for Unvaccinated Nursing Students
HealthLeaders (10/4/2021)

Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots Available for High-Risk Groups
NCDHHS (9/24/2021)

COVID Deaths Outpace 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Medscape (9/20/2021)

ANA's Ernest Grant Calls for Support of Nurses
Modern Healthcare (9/17/2021)

Grim Milestone: COVID Claims 1 in every 500 American Lives
CNN (9/16/2021)

Survey: NC's Nursing Shortage & COVID Surge are Fueling Burnout
NCNA (9/1/2021)

NCNA Sends Message in the Midst of the Delta Surge
NCNA (8/26/2021)

Nursing Shortage Exasperated by Delta Variant
WUNC (8/26/2021)

FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer Vaccine
CNBC (8/23/2021)

NCHA Supports Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers
North Carolina Healthcare Association (7/22/2021)

U.S. Falls Short of Biden's July 4 COVID-19 Vaccine Goal
CBS News (7/4/2021)

School Nurses Missing from “Reopen” Conversations
Washington Post (6/24/2021)

Black Coronavirus Patients Often Receive Poorer Care
NC Health News (5/24/2021)

NC Lifts Many COVID Restrictions
NCDHHS (5/14/2021)

Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy in North Carolina's Rural Areas
Spectrum News (5/6/2021)

3 in 10 Healthcare Workers Have Considered Quitting Due to the Pandemic
Washington Post (4/22/2021)

NCDHHS Estimates More Than 924,000 North Carolinians Have Recovered From Covid-19
WCCB Charlotte (4/27/2021)

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review
FDA (4/23/2021)

Governor Cooper Outlines Timeline for Lifting State’s COVID-19 Restrictions
NC Governor Roy Cooper (4/21/2021)

U.S. recommends "pause" for Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to review blood clot cases
CBS (4/14/2021)

North Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Opens for All Adults on April 7
NC Governor Roy Cooper (4/6/2021)

Trends Continue to Stabilize as COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Opens for Some Members of Group 4
NC Governor Roy Cooper (3/17/2021)

ANA launches COVID-19 vaccine info hub for nurses (3/16/2021)

ANA Honors Fallen Nurses One Year After WHO Pandemic Declaration
Daily Nurse (3/12/2021)

‘A well-oiled machine’: NC’s giant-scale, two-month vaccine site opens in Greensboro
The News & Observer (3/10/2021)

New COVID relief bill promises $600 million more for colleges, K-12 schools
Carolina Journal (3/2/21)

All NC frontline workers now eligible for vaccines, people with health conditions in 3 weeks
WRAL (3/2/21)

NC officials call Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine a game-changer. When can you get it?
The News & Observer (3/1/21)

Bars can open indoors; COVID curfew lifted; Larger crowds at sports arenas and entertainment venues
NC Health News (2/24/21)

Biden to mark 500,000 COVID deaths milestone with candle-lighting, moment of silence
ABC News (2/22/21)

North Carolina Coronavirus Grants Awarded to 34 Communities
NCDHHS (2/18/21)

NCDHHS Reports First Identified Case of B.1.351 COVID-19 Variant in NC
NCDHHS (2/11/21)

North Carolina Administers More Than 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
NCDHHS (2/1/2021)

North Carolina Ranks 6th in the Nation for Total Doses of Vaccine Administered
NCDHHS (1/29/2021)

'I didn't want to leave them hanging' | Retired nurses returning to help fight coronavirus
WFMY 2 (1/28/21)

Host of Problems Slows the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine in NC
WUNC (1/14/2021)

NCDHHS Partnering with Health Systems on Large-Scale Vaccine Events
NCDHHS (1/14/2021)

Why Are Some Healthcare Workers Hesitant to Take the Shot?
Vox (1/11/2021)

NCNA Letter to Gov. Roy Cooper
NCNA (1/8/2021)

Moderna CEO says COVID-19 vaccine protection may last years
CBS (1/7/2021)

CDC: NC ranks among lowest for vaccine distribution
WRAL (1/4/2021)

For Nurses: Answers to COVID-19 Vaccination Questions for Healthcare Providers | Ad Council
Ad Council (12/29/2020)

LabCorp has at-home Covid-19 testing kit – no prescription required
Triangle Business Journal (12/20/2020)

NC’s Nursing Shortage Complicates COVID Care, Vaccination Planning
WUNC (12/9/2020)

ICU beds are filling up in NC as COVID surges. This map shows how your area is faring
The News & Observer (12/9/2020)

Some of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in NC are in rural areas
North Carolina Health News (12/3/2020)

Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first in North Carolina?
ABC 11(12/2/2020)

Nurse Jane Hopkins Joins Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board (11/30/2020)

NC Stays in Phase 3; Gov. Copper Limits Indoor Capacity
ABC11 (11/10/2020)

Pfizer Reports 90% Efficacy for Its COVID-19 Vaccine
STAT (11/9/2020)

NC Submits COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to CDC
NCDHHS (10/16/2020)

Dashboard Updated to Include Detailed County Information
NCDHHS (10/16/2020)

US Surpasses 8 Million Cases; Increase of 1 Million Over Last Month
Reuters (10/15/2020)

Gov. Cooper Moving North Carolina to “Phase 3”
North Carolina Health News (9/30/2020)

New App Aims to Help Track Exposures; “SlowCOVIDNC” Already Downloaded 50,000 Times
NCDHHS (9/24/2020)

US Reaches Grim Milestone with 200,000 Deaths
American Nurses Association (9/22/2020)

Coronavirus Spread Remaining “Stubbornly” High
WRAL (9/10/2020)

NC Launches “Get Behind the Mask” Campaign
NC Governor Roy Cooper (9/3/2020)

NC Moving to “Phase 2.5”
NC Governor Roy Cooper (9/1/2020)

ANA Concerned About Updated Testing Guidelines
American Nurses Association (8/28/2020)

NC State Reverses Course; Shuts Down Dorms
News & Observer (8/26/2020)

UNC Cancels In-Person Classes Due to COVID Outbreaks
Voice of America (8/17/2020)

Schools Across NC Set to Reopen Monday
News & Observer (8/13/2020)

NC dog dies of COVID-19 complications
WXII (8/11/2020)

Staff member becomes NC’s first confirmed coronavirus death at a child care center
News & Observer (8/7/20)

Gov. Cooper extends “Phase 2” through September
News & Observer (8/5/2020)

President Trump tours NC vaccine production facility; publicly wears mask
Reuters (7/27/2020)

US tops 3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus
Reuters (7/7/2020)

ANA & other healthcare groups urge people to wear masks
HealthDay (7/6/2020)

Healthcare facilities weigh pros and cons of mask decontamination
Washington Post (7/6/2020)

Harvard researchers: NC still has work to do contain outbreak
NPR (6/30/2020)

Gov. Cooper makes face coverings mandatory, keeps state in Phase 2
WLOS (6/24/2020)

NCNA Encourages People to Wear Face Coverings
North Carolina Nurses Association (6/22/2020)

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping
Associated Press (6/22/2020)

US surpasses 2,000,000 confirmed cases
NPR (6/10/2020)

NC Reports 1,000 COVID-19 deaths
WNCN (6/8/2020)

Nursing organizations launch “Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series”
American Nurses Association (6/5/2020)

NC surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths
News & Observer (6/4/2020)

NCNA President Dennis Taylor discusses COVID-19 & APRNs on Capital Tonight
Spectrum News (5/28/2020)

NC surpasses 25,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus
Greensboro News & Record (5/28/2020)

NCNA & others call on the NCGA to pass the SAVE Act as part of its COVID-19 response
North Carolina Nurses Association (5/27/2020)

US surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
NBC News (5/27/2020)

Gov. Cooper announces a revised move to "Phase 2"
News & Observer (5/20/2020)

NC crosses two milestones: 20,000 cases & 700 deaths
News & Observer (5/20/2020)

NC expanding efforts to curb spread of coronavirus in long-term care facilities
NCDHHS (5/18/2020)

NCDHHS Updates Guidance on Who Should be Tested for COVID-19
NCDHHS (5/15/2020)

Experts predict sharp increase in state's deaths by August; say NC has not reached its first peak in cases
WRAL (5/12/2020)

North Carolina Working with Local Manufacturers to Make Critical Supplies
NCDHHS (5/12/2020)

North Carolina officially enters "Phase 1" of Gov. Cooper's plan to ease stay-at-home order
WCNC (5/8/2020)

NCNA member Jan Tillman creates program to match nurses with nursing homes due to coronavirus-related workforce upheaval
WUNC (5/7/2020)

Gov. Cooper announces "Phase 1" easing of stay-at-home protocols to go into effect on May 8
WLOS (5/5/2020)

Experts predict 60-70% infection rate within two years
CNN (5/2/2020)

Study: more than a quarter of front line healthcare workers at high risk
Becker's Hospital Review (4/29/2020)

US crosses major milestone: 1 million cases
CNN (4/29/2020)

ANA among 30 organizations asking for expanded health coverage
HealthLeaders (4/28/2020)

State introduces Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative
NCDHHS (4/27/2020)

Study: North Carolinians not practicing social distancing as much
WLOS (4/27/2020)

CDC adds six new COVID-19 symptoms
NPR (4/27/2020)

Survey: nurses fear going to work over coronavirus safety concerns
American Nurses Association (4/24/2020)

Gov. Cooper extends stay-at-home order through May 8
NC Governor Roy Cooper (4/23/2020)

Capital Tonight Q&A with NCNA President Dennis Taylor on stay-at-home order
Spectrum News (4/22/2020)

NCNA CEO Tina Gordon discusses milestones needed to safely relax stay-at-home protocols
CBS17 (4/21/2020)

NCNA Statement on Relaxing Stay-at-Home Restrictions
North Carolina Nurses Association (4/21/2020)

NCNA posts free webinar on resiliency for anyone to watch
North Carolina Nurses Association (4/20/2020)

Healthcare workers confront people protesting stay-at-home orders in Colorado
Newsweek (4/19/2020)

ANA Calls for Investigation into Apparent Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Response
American Nurses Association (4/16/2020)

At least 9,000 US healthcare workers have been sickened by COVID-19
NPR (4/15/2020)

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpasses 2,000,000 worldwide
ABC News (4/15/2020)

How COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of frontline workers (NCNA board member Holly Wei quoted)
CBS17 (4/14/2020)

NC coronavirus cases top 5,000
NewsChannel 12

NCNA posts free webinar, Facts Not Fear - Coronavirus Update
North Carolina Nurses Association (4/13/2020)

COVID-19 Update for Nurses with Gov. Cooper & Sec. Cohen
North Carolina Nurses Association (4/9/2020)

Coronavirus now leading cause of death in US
The Hill (4/9/2020)

Two nurses sickened at nursing home in Wake County
The Herald Sun (4/9/2020)

NCDHHS launches mental health resources for healthcare professionals working on the COVID-19 front lines
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (4/8/2020)

State targeting shuttered hospitals to handle non-COVID patients during peak
News & Observer (4/8/2020)

State regulators relaxing some rules for nurses; could more changes be forthcoming?
Carolina Journal (4/7/2020)

NCNA President Dennis Taylor discusses PPE shortage on Capital Tonight
Spectrum News (4/6/2020)

PPE top of mind according to NCNA survey of nurse members
North Carolina Health News (4/6/2020)

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 a good reason to pass the SAVE Act
News & Observer (4/6/2020)

Social Distancing seems to be working in NC; experts now forcast fewer deaths in the state than originally predicted
Charlotte Observer (4/6/2020)

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)