COVID-19 Vaccine Update

March 26, 2021

Dear Friends,

This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced further easing of some of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.  Beginning today:

  • The indoor gathering limit will be increased from 25 to 50, and the outdoor gathering limit will be increased from 50 to 100.

  • The curfew on alcohol sales for onsite consumption will be fully lifted.

  • Some establishments, including restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms and pools, may increase capacity up to 75% indoors and up to 100% outdoors.

  • All businesses must continue to maintain the 6 feet of distance requirement between patrons and implement other safety protocols as they expand their capacity.

For more information on the governor’s order, click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Governor Cooper, and our local officials are responsible for coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in North Carolina.

What Phase Are We In?

According to the NCDHHS, limited amounts of COVID-19 vaccines are available at select locations and are only for:

  • Group 1: Health care workers and Long-Term Care staff and residents.
  • Group 2: Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation.
  • Group 3: Frontline Essential Workers.
  • Group 4: Adults at High Risk for Exposure and Increased Risk of Severe Illness.

Where Can I Get My Vaccine?

You can use this tool from the NCDHHS to find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you in North Carolina.  Additionally, here is a list of vaccine providers and county health departments in the 7th Congressional District that you can contact for more information: 

North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Statistics

A total of 4,419,640 doses have been administered statewide here in North Carolina.  For more statistics on vaccine distribution, visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Dashboard.

Stay tuned for more information and updates…