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As temperatures drop, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will issue automatic payments to help seniors and people with disabilities maintain heat.
The state’s low-income energy assistance program will help eligible households pay their utility bills. The program begins on Tuesday, December 1, and is available to those who:
- are aged 60 or over or a person with a disability who receives services through the Department of Aging and Adult Services
- Anyone who is currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services and
- Anyone who has received a LIEAP in the 201
“More of our neighbors may face financial difficulties due to COVID-19, and this funding can help eligible households with heating costs this winter,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, PhD. “We want to provide for the elderly and people with disabilities are healthy and safe during difficult times of the year. “
You must register for the program to receive payments. You can find information on how to apply here.
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Raleigh’s bar was quoted as saying there were too many people inside after Sunday night’s shooting. Police found that the Rose Bar Sports Bar & Lounge exceeded the state’s maximum employment rule during COVID-19 after responding.
Three people were injured.
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Wake County simplifies the process to get a free test for COVID-19. You no longer need to fill out a detailed registration form before receiving a test. From Tuesday, to get a test in Wake County, just schedule an appointment online and bring an ID to the test site.
Wake County also opened a new test site for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The site is at 5809 Departure Drive in Raleigh. Tests are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week. You do not need to register to take the test.
The tests are still available in the Sunnybrook car park at 2925 Holston Ln. in Raleigh.
United Airlines has begun delivering the first batches of the COVID-19 vaccine on charter flights. The United States currently has more than 13,300,000 cases of COVID-19, according to the Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
North Carolina health officials reported another 3,820 cases of COVID-19, resulting in a total of 361,778.
After 95% of hospitals reported, North Carolina set a new record in COVID-19 hospitals with 1,885. That’s 45 for Saturday.
There are another 21 deaths from COVID-19 in the state, resulting in a total of 5,240.
The percentage of positive state tests rose to 8.6% from 7.8% on Friday.
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According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, there have been 13,247,386 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
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