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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools to protect students, teachers and staff from COVID-19. When schools implement testing combined with the state’s strong mitigation strategies, they can detect new cases to prevent outbreaks and reduce the risk of further transmission.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County has now surpassed 4,000 total COVID-19 cases in less than a year, but the current number of active cases has dropped below 200 for the first time in more than two months.

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Monday, 23 November 2020 10:39

Peak season soil testing fees begin Dec. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services Lab announces its peak-season testing fee effective Dec. 1 through March 31, 2021. Samples must be delivered by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, to avoid being charged peak-season fees. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County and North Carolina saw an increase in new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, with the state setting a new daily record.

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ROCKINGHAM — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles license plate office on Long Drive is temporarily closed.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a Partner COVID-19 Testing Toolkit designed for organizations seeking to host community testing events. The comprehensive toolkit comes in response to widespread interest among North Carolina organizations such as community-based organizations, churches and nonprofits.

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RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced its selection of an additional vendor — StarMed Urgent and Family Care, P.A. — based in North Carolina, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state. These new community testing sites build on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread.

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ROCKINGHAM — As new COVID-19 case numbers continue to bob up and down each day in Richmond County, one local housing authority is offering free testing.

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 prevalence study in Richmond County, which will collect data to determine the scope and spread of the virus in the region. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' work to increase COVID-19 testing access, including its innovative universal testing strategy within skilled nursing facilities, has been cited as a national model in the Rockefeller Foundation’s newly-released National COVID-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan.

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