COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE STATE: Effective Monday, March 27, 2020
-Gov. Roy Cooper signs Stay at Home order for entire state of North Carolina to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All Individuals currently in the state are ordered to stay at home or their place of residence. The order goes into affect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
Only travel for essential activities is allowed. This includes: shopping for food, making medical visits, purchasing other necessary supplies, getting exercise, going to work at businesses authorized to remain open...
For more details visit: https://governor.nc.gov/documents/executive-order-no-121
-Governor Roy Cooper ordered tighter limits on gatherings and extended school closures statewide to May 15, 2020.
The executive order also closed some businesses that require close social interaction and limited visitors to long-term care centers including: Bingo Parlors, including Bingo sites operated by charitable organizations,Bowling Alleys, Indoor Exercise Facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, martial arts facilities, indoor trampoline and rock-climbing facilities), Health Clubs, Indoor Pools, Live Performance Venues, Movie Theaters, Skating Rinks, Spas, Sweepstakes Lounges, Video game arcades, Barber Shops, Beauty Salons (including waxing and hair removal centers), Hair Salons, Nail Salons/Manicure/Pedicure Providers, Massage Parlors, Tattoo Parlors.
Grocery stores and restaurants providing takeout and delivery will remain open.
-Medicaid is temporarily modifying its Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry Clinical Coverage Policies to better enable the delivery of remote care to Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition to telephone conversations and secure electronic messaging, the modifications will include the use of two-way real-time interactive audio and video to provide and support physical and behavioral health care when participants are in different physical locations.
For more information visit: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/nc-medicaid-increasing-eligible-technology-and-provider-types-telemedicine
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