Press Release

Press Release

ROCKINGHAM — As of 2 p.m., April 3, 2020, Richmond County does NOT have a case of COVID-19. 

RALEIGH — Effective at 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest will be temporarily closed, restricting all public access until further notice.

GREENSBORO — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks. IRS–Criminal Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of North Carolina warns North Carolina taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to these payments as well as other malicious attempts to defraud people relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers online resources for farmers, agribusiness operators and others who work in the agricultural industry to assist with COVID-19 concerns.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.

RALEIGH —To help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services recipients in North Carolina. NCDHHS received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 27.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper today announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. Today’s Order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services for the next 60 days. 

RALEIGH — State Employees’ Credit Union stands ready to help members financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of unexpected, large scale business closures, loss of jobs and reductions in hours, many members are struggling financially and need assistance to stay afloat during this unprecedented time. 

RALEIGH — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has activated an emergency declaration that will defer insurance premium payments for residents in all 100 counties. This order was activated March 27 as a result of President Trump’s March 25 Major Disaster Declaration for the State of North Carolina.

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles have launched a service to allow NCDMV customers to apply to register to vote or update existing voter registration information online.

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