Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to wear a mask inside?

A: The CDC has provided guidance that fully vaccinated individuals can safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others. Therefore, North Carolina has removed its indoor mask mandate for most settings. You still need to wear a mask in the following settings:

  • On public transportation;
  • In health care settings like hospitals, doctor’s offices and long-term care settings like nursing homes; and
  • In certain congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters.

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Q: Where can I find accurate information about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccination status?

A: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers a complete dashboard with the latest statistics updated daily, Monday to Friday, by approximately noon. See the latest information available here:

Q: My family has faced financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is there any help available?

A: The North Carolina Department of Revenue recently expanded the Extra Credit Grant through July 1. This grant offers $335 to families with children who DID NOT already receive the $335 grant. Learn more and appy here: