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Clayton Henkel

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Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.

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Monday numbers: Some of the challenges presented by COVID-19

One of the many challenges that state leaders will need to tackle in addressing the COVID-19 crisis is how to help workers living paycheck-to-paycheck. Workers will be forced to miss work if they are quarantined. For others in today's gig economy, having their hours scaled back could spell disaster when it comes to paying the monthly bills. All of these problems are made more acute in places like 2020 North Carolina where rents are high, unemployment insurance benefits are among the lowest in the nation and many people don't have access to paid sick leave.

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Dr. Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer for NCDHHS, discusses the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to best protect yourself

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at North Carolina resources can be found on the Division of Public Health website at

If you have questions or concerns, call the COVID-19 Helpline toll free at 1-866-462-3821. To submit questions online, go to and select “chat.”

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