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RALEIGH — A House Judiciary committee is scheduled Tuesday, April 13, to take up a bill that would fully reopen bars and restaurants, as long as they follow specific safety guidelines.

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ROCKINGHAM — Tommy Jarrell didn’t know much about public health when he applied for the Richmond County health director position in 1991 — a job he has held since, and will until May 27.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s work to reach underserved and historically marginalized populations and deliver equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is a model approach for the country, according to a new report released this week by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 15:16

OPINION: Free people require free movement

“Vaccine passports” are the latest in a long line of unusual terms we’ve all become familiar with over the past year.

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PEMBROKE — The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the lives of more than half a million Americans, millions more have become ill, some with long-lasting symptoms and society has been turned on its heels.  

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ROCKINGHAM — For Richmond County residents who plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine but don’t want to wait a month between doses, the Health Department is offering an alternative.

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LAURINBURG — Since Dec. 15, 2020, our Scotland Health team has successfully administered over 10,000 Moderna vaccinations to our staff and throughout our local communities.

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RALEIGH — While vaccine supplies are limited, it is important North Carolinians continue practicing the 3Ws and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19. To help reach those who are need of testing, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Labcorp, is piloting a program to provide 35,000 no-cost, home test collection kits to North Carolinians receiving Food and Nutrition Services and/or are disabled and experiencing barriers to getting tested.

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ROCKINGHAM— FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital–Richmond and the Richmond County Health Department are continuing to register members of the public for COVID-19 vaccination through Operation FirstShot.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information on people who have been partially or fully vaccinated through the federal long-term care and retail pharmacy programs. Users will be able to view information about who has been vaccinated through these federal pharmacy programs by county, race, ethnicity, gender and age group, and by week. 

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