Carteret County, NC Health

Morehead City,

Carteret Health Care not requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees

MOREHEAD CITY — Amid a cascade of announcements this week that some of the state’s largest health care providers will require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine to continue working at their facilities, Carteret Health Care officials say the hospital has not imposed such a mandate on its staff. Michelle...
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Carteret County officials remind residents to protect against mosquitos

BEAUFORT — With recent cases of West Nile virus reported in Mecklenburg County and Virginia, Carteret County public works director Tony Cahoon encourages residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses. “We encourage residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by following proactive defense tips,” Mr. Cahoon said in an...
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Morehead City,

Health officials encourage child immunizations ahead of new school year

MOREHEAD CITY — While the nation’s focus remains on COVID-19 vaccinations, Carteret County health officials remind parents of school-age and college-bound students to be sure all required and recommended vaccines are up-to-date for the coming school year. Kim Davis, nursing director for the County Health Department, said, “Having all school-required...
Carteret County,

COVID hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care increase over weekend

CARTERET COUNTY — COVID-19-related hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City increased to three Monday, according to the latest report from the Carteret County Health Department. The count as of Friday afternoon was two hospitalizations, up from zero reported earlier last week. Hospitalizations are beginning to climb state and...
Carteret County,

FREE Diabetes Prevention Program

The Carteret County Health Department is now recruiting for the next cohort of the FREE Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to begin in Fall 2021! This program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to help people who are at risk to cut their risk by 58% for developing type 2 diabetes.
Carteret County,

EDITORIAL: Caution needed on medical marijuana bill

North Carolina legislators should proceed cautiously as they consider Senate Bill 711, which will legalize medical marijuana. State businesses, seeing huge revenue opportunities, are already lining up to convince the legislative proponents to consider legalizing “pot” for recreational use as well, with the anticipation that it will generate huge profits and subsequently significant tax revenues.
Carteret County,

Carteret County reports rise in active COVID cases Wednesday

CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department has reported 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Monday, bringing the number of active cases in the county from 16 up to 26 as of Wednesday afternoon. The new confirmed cases bring Carteret County’s overall to 5,291 known cases since the onset...
Carteret County,

Carteret County reports uptick in active COVID-19 cases Monday

CARTERET COUNTY — With the addition of 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Friday, Carteret County health officials reported active cases in the county have increased from nine to 16, as of Monday afternoon. The 11 new cases bring the county’s overall total to 5,280 confirmed since the onset of...
Carteret County,

CHC reports no COVID hospitalizations Friday

CARTERET COUNTY — Friday afternoon, for the first time in several weeks, Carteret Health Care in Morehead City reported zero hospitalizations related to COVID-19. Meanwhile, county health officials Friday reported only two additional confirmed cases since Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 5,269 documented COVID-19 cases in the county since March 2020. Active cases.
Carteret County,

My pandemic year: A teen time capsule

CARTERET COUNTY — 2021 class presidents share, in their words, what they learned about themselves in the pandemic year:. What did you learn about yourself and your class from the past year’s experience?. Yeah I think the number one thing I learned about myself is both that I’m really dependent...
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Carteret County confirms 59th COVID-related death Wednesday

CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County health officials announced Wednesday they have received a report confirming the death of the county’s 59th resident due to COVID-19. According to a release, the individual who died was in their 70s with preexisting health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the resident will be released.
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State to put more of a focus on mental health in schools

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WITN) - The new school year is still several weeks away but right now school districts across the state are busy preparing for how they will implement a new statewide mental health policy. Starting July first schools in North Carolina were required to adopt the new policy. For...
Morehead City,

School board approves mental health policy

MOREHEAD CITY — The County Board of Education has adopted a state-mandated mental health policy, which took effect July 1. The board approved the action, under its consent agenda, during a special meeting Monday in the media center of Morehead City Elementary School. The plan addresses student and staff mental...