North Carolina COVID-19 dashboard and state-funded testing sites are changing as the federal public health emergency comes to an end May 11 of this year. 

What You Need To Know

  • The federal public health emergency for COVID-19 comes to an end May 11

  • NCDHHS is ending statewide community testing and changing how dashboard stats are shared

  • The state health department recommends keeping home tests on hand 

  • COVID-19 data will be included within information released on other respiratory illnesses impacting the state

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday, the state will be ending its remaining community testing sites on March 31. To check active testing locations, visit

Home testing kits are encouraged to be kept on hand, and are available for free through Project ACT and through the United States Postal Service.

The COVID-19 vaccination data for the state will move to a monthly update, and will end May 31, according to a press release from NCDHHS. Instead, the data on COVID-19 will now be included under other respiratory illness information, and be part of the North Carolina Respiratory Illness Summary Dashboard.

"While we continue to see illness and deaths from COVID-19, it is no longer the threat it once was thanks to testing, vaccines and treatment," said Susan Kansagra, M.D., Director, NCDHHS Division of Public Health. "As we evolve our response to the more routine nature of COVID-19 going forward, these indicators will help us monitor our health care capacity from respiratory illness including COVID-19 and adjust our response if needed."

Online COVID-19 vaccine records will be available until June 1, but after that date, residents in North Carolina who are vaccinated will need to get records from their provider, pharmacy, or local health provider, which is the same procedure for other vaccination records, according to the press release.