Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Local citizens and visitors of Hertford County, access to up-to-date information about COVID-19 is provided below and can be accessed by clicking on the links.


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As of March 2020  through  November 30, 2021
Current COVID-19 Case Count

The statistics below are provided by Albemarle Regional Health Services. This section will be updated  weekly.

2885 Total Lab Confirmed Cases
11 Lab Confirmed Active Cases
2805 Lab Confirmed Recovered Cases
73 Lab Confirmed as Related Deaths

Click on the link below to access the Social Vulnerability Index Map that shows census tracts in NC with the highest rates of social vulnerability and the lowest rates of COVID-19 vaccination.
This map also includes the ability to see where COVID-19 vaccine providers and community-based organizations that have offered to support vaccine events are located. 

Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)


November 2021

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September 2021

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August 2021
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July 2021
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June 2021
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May 2021
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April 25, 2021
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March 30, 2021

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No-Cost Community Testing Sites
Testing Location is at the former Elections Building

700 N. King St., Winton, NC 27986

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 29, 2021

Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order No. 209

Click on the links below to access the .pdf of the entire executive order and the frequently asked questions. 

Information From the State EOC

February 19, 2021

Vaccines Administered: Providers across North Carolina have administered 1,882,628 doses. This includes 167,813 administered through the Federal Long-Term Care Program and 1,714,815 by NC providers (1,168,336 first doses and 546,479 second doses).


Vaccine Location Tool: Visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services interactive Vaccine Site Locator. Remember, when it is your turn to get the vaccine, You Have a Spot, So Take the Shot.


Extra Help Buying Food for Approximately 860,000 Children: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with NC Department of Public Instruction today announced it will begin issuing additional benefits on Feb. 19, 2021 through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. These benefits will be received over several days starting Friday for those who already have an EBT card for Food and Nutrition Services or P-EBT benefits. Learn more here.


Summary of COVID-19 Legislation: Over the last several months, Congress and the administration have been working to address national challenges related to COVID-19. In a short period, they quickly passed four bipartisan emergency packages, which are directing trillions of dollars to Coronavirus response and relief efforts. In the ensuing months, negotiations on a final package between the House and Senate stalled, with each chamber opting to act on its own relief bill. The attached brief provides short summaries of major enacted and proposed COVID-19 legislation and accompanying additional resources.

Resources for Faith-based Organizations & Houses of Worship
: The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) maintains a nationwide presence through regional offices that consist of personnel, including Protective Security Advisors (PSAs), who can assist in enhancing security at houses of worship and related facilities through assessments, exercises, training and other tangible capabilities. Obtain information on CISA’s Faith Based Organization-Houses of Worship (FBO-HOW) resource page and learn about their new CISA Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment Tool.  This new resource provides the faith-based community with an easy-to-use assessment tool that produces a formatted report with resources which can be used to identify and address your facility’s security concerns. To learn more, visit,


Be COVID Prepared - A Toolkit for Institutes of Higher Education: On Wednesday, February 24, from 12-1:00 p.m. the Region II and Region VII National Preparedness Divisions will hold a webinar on how you can resolve to be “Be COVID Prepared” by learning the pandemic preparedness actions to take while on a college or university campus. This webinar will walk through a toolkit that provides important information and an isolation/quarantine plan template so that students can be better prepared should they be exposed to COVID-19. Open to institutes of higher education, students, student-serving organizations, and anyone who may have a loved one away at college. Register Here


Gov. Cooper Outlines Timeline on Group 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. outlined a timeline for Group 3 frontline workers becoming eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, beginning with anyone working in childcare or in PreK – 12 schools on February 24.

States must vaccinate people in groups due to limited supply. North Carolina is currently vaccinating people in Groups 1 and 2, which include health care workers, long-term care staff and residents and people 65 and older. In the coming weeks, providers will continue to vaccinate these groups. More than 40 percent of North Carolina’s residents 65 and older have been vaccinated. Learn more here.


NC Walgreens To Receive Vaccines: Beginning next week, 313 of NC’s Walgreens stores will receive vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy program. This program allocates vaccine to pharmacies across the nation that have partnered with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Operation Warp Speed.  This vaccine does not come out of the weekly North Carolina allocation of COVID vaccine.  Walgreens is the initial partner for this program in the state and additional pharmacies will be receiving vaccine through the Federal Program as supply for that program increases.  We do not have information on the timeline for that expansion

Walgreens was the suggested partner based on their store volume in North Carolina, overall federal planning needs for the Federal Retail Program and Walgreens spread in the state is based on the Social Vulnerability Index.


January 29, 2021
COVID-19  Vaccination Updates

Scheduled by Albemarle Regional Health Department 
First Shot Clinic Information

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Second Shot Clinic Information
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Ahoskie Amphitheater

January 28, 2021
COVID-19  Vaccination Updates

Watch on UNC TV or live stream here on Friday, January 29 to hear from the Governor and members of the Coronavirus Task Force:


Vaccine Update

NCDHHS has expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information about vaccine doses promised to and received by the state. Users can see the percent of doses received that have been administered. The dashboard shows 95% of all first doses have been reported as being administered.

The updated dashboard Includes the following fields:

  • Doses Allocated by the Federal Government
  • Doses Arrived in North Carolina
  • Total Doses Administered
  • Percent of Arrived Doses Administered

As yesterday morning, the CDC ranked North Carolina 9th in total vaccines administered and 28th in vaccines administered per 100,000 people.  

Vaccine supply continues to be very low. NCDHHS shared more detailed guidance on the process for allocations for the coming weeks to ensure more transparency and certainty now that the state has largely exhausted the backlog of vaccine supply.


New Vaccine Allocation Formula

Merrie Jo Alcoke, Easter Office Director at the Office of Governor Roy Cooper stated the following about the new vaccine allocation formula.

"While we still get less than one week’s notification of what our vaccine allocation will be from the Federal Government, we’re building off the assumption it will remain at least 127,125 first doses per week.  We will reserve 89,550 doses for enrolled providers as a base allocation for the next three weeks.  This will be split across the counties on a per-population basis. 

That leaves an estimated 37,575 doses to prioritize for several efforts.  We will work to provide increased allocations to counties that, over the past several weeks, have received relatively less vaccine than other counties, when controlling for population. We will also provide increased vaccine for counties to account for larger historically marginalized populations and larger populations over 65.  We will use this set-aside to support onboarding of new providers, so that the base allocation will remain stable for current providers for the three-week period.  Finally, we will invest vaccine into projects and events that promote increased access and partnerships in the community, with particular focus on achieving racial and ethnic equitable access to vaccine."


January 12, 2021
COVID-19  Updates

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:

NEW resources since the last update include:

UPDATED guidance since the last update include:

 UPDATED reports since the last update include:

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers

January 7, 2021

Executive Order Extended: Yesterday Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am to last through at least Friday, January 29. Secretary Cohen also issued a Secretarial Directive telling North Carolinians to stay home except for essential activities and avoid gathering, especially indoors, with people who do not live with you.

The directive comes as the state reports 96 counties as red or orange in the COVID-19 County Alert System released yesterday, meaning most of the state has critical levels of viral spread. North Carolina has experienced record high numbers on key metrics in recent weeks, including its highest number since the start of the pandemic of cases reported each day, the percent of tests that are positive and people hospitalized with COVID-19. The full data dashboard with all of our metrics and reports is available here:

Help for North Carolinians:
Governor Cooper recently signed Executive Order 184, extending North Carolina’s evictions moratorium through January 31, 2021. Also, effective this week, households can apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) online at

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

January 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines
: The shot is a free and effective way to begin to rebuild our sense of community and the economy. Visit NC DHHS online to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccines. There is highly detailed information about prioritization categories. Remember that currently the supply of vaccine is not as high as it will be in the coming months.

NC National Guard: NC National Guard mobilized about 50 additional personnel in support of state partners and county health departments for vaccine operations. This includes logistics planning, command and control center support, and vaccination teams who can assist on the ground.

January 4, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has rolled out the following vaccine prioritization plan. Based on new federal recommendations issued last week by the CDC Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Department has updated and simplified the vaccine prioritization plan.  

North Carolina’s updated phases include: 

  • Current Phase - Phase 1a: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents. 
  • Phase 1b (to begin in early January): Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers  
  • Phase 2: Adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness.  
  • Phase 3: Students  
  • Phase 4: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination. 

Because currently there is not enough vaccine for everyone to be vaccinated at the same time, NCDHHS will open the next phase of vaccinations (1b) in groups, starting only with persons above the age of 75 in order to best manage vaccine dose availability.   To see all the groups for Phases 1b and Phase 2 please review this Infographic of Vaccine Phases

More detailed information is available at and in the resources below: 

  • Presentation COVID-Vaccination 101  (EnglishSpanish
  • Frequently Asked Questions (EnglishSpanish
  • Videos on Vaccine Rollout 
  • NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan (45-second30-second
  • NCDHHS Deputy Secretary Ben Money shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan (link
  • Videos for Long-Term Care 
  • North Carolina long-term care workers share their reason for taking the newly developed COVID-19 vaccine (90-second60-second30-second
  • NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan long-term care facility workers (60-second)
  • NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan for families of long-term care residents (link
  • NCDHHS Deputy Secretary Ben Money shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan for long-term care facilities (60-second, 30-second

Continue to check the Vaccines page on the NCDHHS website for more information and resources as they are available: The page is also available in Spanish:

December 9, 2020

Executive Order 181 -

Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will begin a Modified Stay at Home Order after a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends.

The Order requires people to stay at home between 10pm and 5am and takes effect Friday, December 11 and will be in place until at least January 8, 2021.

Travel to and from work; to obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; or to take care of a family member is exempted. 

Read Executive Order 181 here.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions document about the Order here.

Updated COVID-19 County Alert System

Click on the link below to access the updated maps and to read the update regarding where each county stands with regard to COVID -19 numbers. Currently, Hertford County is a red county, which represents  critical community spread as the numbers have more than doubled since November 23.

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:

NEW resources since the last update include:

UPDATED guidance since the last update include:

UPDATED reports since the last update include:

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers


Please visit our COVID -19 Archive page to access the past information. 
Hertford County COVID-19 Alert Archive