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RALEIGH — Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH— N.C. bar owners are planning another rally Thursday, Sept. 10, as part of a months-long effort to persuade Gov. Roy Cooper to reopen bars.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper contends a lawsuit challenging his COVID-19 executive orders stands “no chance of success.” That statement crops up in the first paragraph of Cooper’s official response to the lawsuit from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

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RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration in alerting consumers of adverse health effects associated with methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to create a pool of qualified vendors to support the response to COVID-19. The Request for Qualifications was issued on May 29 for diagnostic and antibody testing including specimen collection and laboratory processing, reserving potential laboratory capacity and contact tracing.

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RALEIGH — (Tuesday), Gov. Roy Cooper announced that $85.4 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties will be disbursed this week. Three large counties, Guilford, Mecklenburg and Wake, have already received funds directly from the federal government, and 59 other counties that have completed certification will receive funds this week from the state-administered Coronavirus Relief Fund that was passed by Congress. Counties are encouraged to support municipalities with the funding as needed.

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ROCKINGHAM — Three more have recovered from the coronavirus as more test positive, bringing Richmond County’s case count closer to 100.

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RALEIGH — Only 2.2% of volunteers tested in North Carolina have coronavirus antibodies — a percentage both hopeful and troubling for the state’s ability to reopen its economy, based on recent data from the first phase of a Wake Forest and Atrium Health COVID-19 Study. The findings come as Republicans and entrepreneurs push to reopen businesses shuttered by government orders.

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PINEHURST — Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and the ongoing high flu activity across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of these viruses.

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RALEIGH — The fight against coronavirus will be a long haul, Gov. Roy Cooper and health officials said after declaring a state of emergency Tuesday, March 10.

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