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*COVID-19*

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts


 
There are no alerts as of 1-6-21.
 
1-5-21 NC DHHS


This memo is intended to provide the latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding ciprofloxacin-resistant, β-lactamase-producing Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Y (NmY) isolates detected in North Carolina.

12-1-2020 NC DHHS 

(replaces version dated May 14, 2020)

This memo updates May 14, 2020 guidance intended to provide information about identification and reporting of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) potentially linked to COVID-19.


10-30-20 NC DHHS


 The temporary suspension of requirements to provide certificates of immunization and school health assessments is extended through November 30, 2020.

10-30-20 Wake County Human Services Public Health Division


10-27-20  NC Division of Public Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (replaces version dated July 6, 2020)

This memo is intended to provide the latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Updates include:
  • Updated information and guidance on social gatherings
  • Updated information on who should be tested for COVID-19
  • Updated information on assessment of patients with acute respiratory illness symptoms when SARS-CoV2 and influenza viruses are both circulating 

10-27-20 Wake County Human Services Public Health Division

Wake County health care providers: Reporting COVID-19 test results 

In North Carolina, clinicians and laboratories are required to report all results for both COVID-19 molecular (PCR) and antigen tests. Because not all commercial laboratories and point of care results automatically feed to State Public Health, we rely heavily on Wake County providers to assure notification of the Wake County Health Department and that providers have a good process in place for rapid reporting of positives, as well as routine reporting of negative results.

  • Report negative COVID-19 test results. Submit weekly totals of negative results each Friday (or last business day of the week). No special form is needed, simply provide the number of negative tests and time frame of results. (example: 50 negatives, October 5-9, 2020)  
    • Fax results to 919-743-7362 OR
    • Email results to wakecovidepid@wakegov.com
Prompt reporting allows our investigation team to quickly follow up with COVID infected persons and trace their contacts and helps us provide timely and accurate data. Visit the following NCDHHS web link for NC DHHS Guidance for Reporting of COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Results

Wake County physicians should continue to report cases or suspected cases of ALL OTHER reportable diseases to Wake County Human Services Public Health Communicable Disease Surveillance team:
  • Phone:  919-250-4462
  • Fax:  919-212-9291

Thank you for your work to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community!

10-08-20 NC Division of Public Health

Antigen Testing (Update from September 1, 2020)
Using, Interpreting, and Responding to COVID-19 Antigen Tests

This memo provides updated guidance on antigen testing for providers and laboratories. Updates to this guidance include:
  • Use of antigen tests
  • Evaluation of antigen test results
  • Steps to take after a positive or negative test result
  • Reporting requirements and methods

7-6-20 NC Division of Public Health


This memo updates previous guidance shared on June 9, 2020. It is intended to provide the latest information to all North Carolina clinicians and laboratory staff regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please read thoroughly as there are several updates, including: 
5-20-20 NC Division of Public Health

Call for Cases: Clinician-suspected SARS-CoV-2 reinfection among COVID-19 cases

This memo is intended to provide information and request reporting of clinician-suspected SARS-CoV-2 reinfection among COVID-19 cases.

5-16-20 Wake County Human Services Division of Public Health


This memo addresses questions being asked by the public and patients about COVID-19 antibody testing and immunity. 

5-14-20 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Health Advisory: 
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing
1) background information on several cases of a recently reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and 
2) a case definition for this syndrome. CDC recommends healthcare providers report any patient who meets the case definition to local, state, and territorial health departments to enhance knowledge of risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical course, and treatment of this syndrome. 

5-14-20 NC Division of Public Health


This memo is intended to provide information regarding identification and reporting of a pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome potentially linked to COVID-19.

4-13-20 NC Division of Public Health, Epi/CD/TB Control


This memo describes, in order to maintain social distancing, groups for whom the NC Tuberculosis Control Program recommends deferred baseline TB screening. 
 
4-9-20  NC Division of Public Health
 
NC EDSS COVID-19 Reporting From --Part 2