Coronavirus Information & Resources

Prepared to Care

In response to the global spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), NCHA has compiled quick links to information, resources and guidance for hospitals and healthcare professionals. The number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is updated daily online here and global cases are listed here. North Carolina’s hospitals are working around the clock to care for patients and prepare for a projected surge in patient volume. Many are taking unprecedented measures to expand their ability to care for current and anticipated COVID-19 cases, not to mention other urgent healthcare needs. And for that, we are grateful. Please show your support for their efforts on the frontlines fighting this virus by doing your part — staying home, washing your hands and social distancing.

The Latest Updates

Resources for Hospitals

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary & Index page

Health Professional Guidance

Health Facility Guidance

PPE and Respirator Guidance

Testing Information


Coding Guidelines

Temporary Change in Bed Capacity — DHSR has developed the attached policy, effective immediately, to enable hospitals to receive a temporary waiver of some 10A NCAC 13B .3111 requirements (90% occupancy, 60 day limitation) to serve patients that may be stricken by COVID-19. The hospital should provide a written request for a specific number of beds, along with a description of the space to be used and the anticipated duration of need. Requests should be addressed to the DHSR Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section Chief, Azzie Conley, by email at


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