Healthcare workers across the country are trying to find alternate places to stay during the COVID-19 crisis so they don’t expose their families to the virus. Strangers with RVs are making sure they are comfortable.
According to the North Carolina Board of Nursing, there are more than 162,000 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in the state. To ensure there are enough nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, the state is removing some red tape to beef up its numbers.
More than 20 states in the U.S. have issued some kind of stay at home or shelter in place order since the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina is not one of them, despite Mecklenburg County officials issuing a stay at home order locally. Two state leaders are at odds over issuing a statewide order.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says the CDC provided the state with enough supplies to test about 250 people for the COVID-19. Now, state and private health officials are trying to find other ways to get more people tested.
A junior at UNC-Charlotte knew she would have a once in a lifetime experience when she chose to study abroad in Italy this semester. But she had no idea that the coronavirus outbreak would threaten her experience.