Coronavirus Today

Throughout the first two years of the pandemic, we at North Carolina Health News published frequent updates on the coronavirus, health care during the pandemic and how it all affected North Carolina residents. Our team produced more than 150 stories, keeping readers updated on briefings by the governor, the secretary of the state Department of […]

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NC Health News takes home 17 NC Press Association awards

North Carolina Health News won 17 awards Thursday night during the North Carolina Press Association’s annual awards ceremony, including third place for general excellence among online-only new sites. Four of the awards were first-place prizes.  The total means NC Health News was the most-honored online publication in the state.  The Press Association honored work published […]

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Coronavirus Today – Feb. 17 Making masks for school children optional 

By Anne Blythe On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper encouraged school districts and local governments to drop indoor mask requirements by March 7 to give people the option of baring their faces as the state moves toward a new pandemic phase. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers who have often challenged the Democratic governor’s approach to the pandemic, especially […]