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NC DHHS Requiring Biweekly Testing At Nursing Homes

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State health officials have taken additional steps to protect the most vulnerable to COVID-19.  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a Secretarial Order on Friday requiring biweekly testing of nursing home residents and staff.  NCDHHS also announced continued state funding for staff testing through November. The Department is also deploying additional infection control support teams to help long-term care facilities prevent and manage outbreaks.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.