NORTH CAROLINA — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services needs help responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The department is calling for health care volunteers to aid in the state's response to the outbreak. Officials say they are seeking volunteers in the following areas:
- Clinical (physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, EMS)
- Clinical Support (pharmacy, imaging and respiratory care)
- Non-clinical support (facility maintenance, safety, and administrative)
According to a letter released by Secretary Mandy Cohen on Friday, "With the virus now spreading in North Carolina, we need to bolster our health care system to ensure we can care for those impacted by the virus. A crucial part of that effort is recruiting volunteers to supplement our health care workforce."
Anyone wishing to help can register through the NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System. Step-by-step instructions on how to register can also be found here.