North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday that it will now pay for residents to have at-home COVID-19 test kits mailed to them. The agency said in a statement that any adult can request a COVID-19 test kit be shipped to their home overnight and DHHS will cover the cost.
As the number of COVID cases declines and public health restrictions lift, independent live music venues in North Carolina and across the country are scheduling shows for on-site audiences for the first time in more than a year.
Following the model of some other states, North Carolina will offer $4 million in cash drawings to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state will hold four drawings of $1 million each beginning June 23.