FW: Governor Extends Modified Stay at Home Order + NCDHHS Issues Secretarial Directive Amid Rising COVID-19 Metrics
COVID-19 NC Update for January 8, 2021:
- On Jan. 7, 2021, North Carolina reported its highest one-day number of COVID-19 cases with 10,398 new cases reported. The percent of tests that are positive and hospitalizations have also been steadily increasing.
- Amid rising COVID-19 metrics, Governor Cooper extended North Carolina's Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 pm–5 am to last through at least Jan. 29.
- NCDHHS issued a Secretarial Directive telling North Carolinians to stay home except for essential activities and avoid gathering, especially indoors, with people who do not live with them.
- NCDHHS is reporting 84 counties are red in the latest COVID-19 County Alert System, meaning most of the state has critical levels of viral spread.
- Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order, extending North Carolina’s evictions moratorium through Jan. 31, 2021, helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- NCDHHS announced a new partnership with North Carolina Central University to enhance COVID-19 outreach efforts among underserved communities.
- NCDHHS recently added data on the number of people who have been vaccinated statewide and by each county to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard.
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