Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order To Expand Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Access In NC
Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Thursday to expand access to Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19, according to a news release. The order authorizes and directs State Health Director, Dr. Betsey Tilson to issue a statewide standing order to expand access to the COVID-19 treatment. Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are given to patients directly with an IV infusion or a shot, and if taken early can decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, according to the release. The order will be in effect through Nov. 30 of this year and the release said the order will make it easier for people with COVID-19 to access this treatment across the state.