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How is the Coronavirus impacting North Carolina? Get the latest updates on safety guidelines, closings, resources, and more each day. This daily podcast comes from WRAL News, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh N.C. Find the very the latest from our daily newsletter at https://wral.com/coronavirus

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How is the Coronavirus impacting North Carolina? Get the latest updates on safety guidelines, closings, resources, and more each day. This daily podcast comes from WRAL News, the NBC affiliate in Raleigh N.C. Find the very the latest from our daily newsletter at https://wral.com/coronavirus

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/10/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/10/20

    A recent study from researchers at UNC and Harvard says most Americans are dealing with mental and/or emotional stress related to the pandemic. Molly Birkholm is a trauma and stress management specialist as well as a yoga and meditation instructor. She recently spoke to WRAL’s Gerald Owens about ways to cope with pandemic stress.
    For more information on Molly Birkholm and her resilience training, visit her website https://www.mollybirkholm.com

    • 7 min
    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/09/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/09/20

    In this episode: Yesterday, state lawmakers voted to suspend the state's anti-mask law, allowing people to wear face coverings in an effort to lower coronavirus transmission rates; the House wanted to change a state law saying public schools can't hold online classes in the first week of school this year, but the Senate went home yesterday without agreeing to do so; on Monday, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement saying international students studying at universities in the US would have to leave the country if their classes decide to go online-only this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic; and lastly, while there was controversy when Gov. Roy Cooper ordered non-essential businesses to close down but allowed locally run ABC stores to stay open, it turns out that decision was a boon for business.

    • 6 min
    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/08/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/08/20

    In this episode: Yesterday, the state Department of Health and Human Services issued a statewide standing order for coronavirus testing, which officials said would make it easier for more people to get tested; with the planned start to the school year less than six weeks off, state leaders are still debating how best to keep students healthy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; and lastly, time is running out for people in Durham who’ve sheltered at a hotel since the coronavirus outbreak began – move out day is tomorrow.

    • 5 min
    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/07/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/07/20

    In this episode: Today, the Council of State decided not to overturn part of an executive order by Gov Roy Cooper, giving utility customers across North Carolina a few more weeks before their electric or water service can be cut off for non-payment; the federal government will pay vaccine maker Novavax $1.6 billion to expedite the development of 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of next year; after an outbreak in a single housing unit of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh found 45 people who tested positive for coronavirus, the institution plans to test all inmates over the next week; and lastly, if you’re worried about the risks of going out in public during the pandemic, the Texas Medical Association has released a chart ranking everyday activities based on their risk for viral spread

    • 6 min
    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/06/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/06/20

    In this episode: North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has warned against a spate of scammers posing as coronavirus contact tracers on the phone and online; Starting this week, North Carolina will begin testing everyone who works or lives in private skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, which have been hard hit during the pandemic and accounted for a large percentage of COVID deaths statewide; and lastly, the Wake County School Board has voted to bring students back to classrooms one week out of every three this fall, but for parents and teachers many questions remain. 

    • 6 min
    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/02/20

    Coronavirus NC News Brief, 07/02/20

    In this episode: Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper said he would announce details by the middle of July for returning students to public school classrooms next month, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; the US Army said that it has quarantined 90 students and personnel with its Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville after an individual in the course tested positive for coronavirus; and lastly, the World Health Organization said yesterday that the number of new infections has exceeded 160,000 every single day in the past week -- double the level seen at the height of the European outbreak in March and April.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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flyhuntress ,

Quality service!

Thank you for the information. Currently out of state and this podcast has been essential to keep me up to date with virus effects at home.

Ladybugs Mom ,

High on info, low for anxiety-causing

Great, brief update that encapsulates the day’s most impt COVID news. Great for those who are anxious listening to too much coronavirus.

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A voice of calm

Host delivers no hype, factual, need to know info and how to get and give help in NC. The calming influence we need.

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