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North Carolina News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 18, 2020 - Sandhills Regional Medical Center in rural North Carolina has been closed for nearly three years, but was recently repurposed to care for regular patients during the coronavirus pandemic. While the facility is not currently needed, it remains set up and ready to go in the case that extra capacity is necessary.
Source: North Carolina Health News
May 13, 2020 - Amendment to the previous major disaster declaration for the state of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic to include individual assistance limited to the Crisis Counseling Program. This amendment is effective April 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 11, 2020 - As coronavirus spreads to rural areas of North Carolina, data shows a disproportionate burden of cases per capita. Discusses how COVID-19 accentuates existing rural disparities and how tight social connections contribute to the transmission. Describes the approaches state health departments are taking to help allocate resources to rural hospitals.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 17, 2020 - Features the owner of the only grocery store in a rural North Carolina town and how he is managing business during the coronavirus pandemic. Through balancing a power outage, increased supplier prices, his employees' and family's health, and higher-than-usual demand, Mr. Timberlake makes decisions based on TV news, emails from grocers' groups, and his own intuition. (May require a subscription to view full article).
Source: Wall Street Journal
Apr 14, 2020 - The President has declared a major disaster for the state of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 25, 2020. Includes related determinations to provide disaster support to people and businesses within the state.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 10, 2020 - Executive Order from the Office of the President directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fully fund emergency assistance activities undertaken by the National Guard Forces in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 5/20/2020