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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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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Monday) approved a third vendor, NC Community Health Center Association, to expand free COVID-19 testing to historically marginalized communities that currently have limited testing sites. So far, Vidant Health and Orig3n, Inc. have coordinated more than 60 testing events through this initiative with 11 additional events scheduled for (Monday).

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RALIEGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services selected 13 businesses to join its pool of qualified vendors to support the state’s response to COVID-19, bringing the total number of vendors to 39.

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RALEIGH — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise across North Carolina, key parts of the state’s science and data remain inaccessible to the public.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will partner with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, to make facility-wide testing available to residents and staff in all North Carolina skilled nursing facilities. There are over 400 nursing homes in the state with approximately 36,000 residents and more than 30,000 staff. Testing will begin in July and continue through August.

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