FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CALLS FOR HEALTH CARE VOLUNTEERS.  DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen issued this call for volunteers today (March 20, 2020):

As you know we are facing an unprecedented crisis from COVID-19 that has already had devastating consequences internationally. 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 component is recruiting volunteers to supplement our health care workforce. I am writing today to ask you to register as a volunteer.

We are working through our State Medical Response System (SMRS), to recruit and manage 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)

If you are able to volunteer, please register though the NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System (NC TERMS). That system can be accessed through: We are also asking volunteers to provide medical supplies if they are able, including personal protective equipment.

A letter from NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen with additional information is found here.

A guide for the NC TERMS system is found here.

The response to COVID-19 will require action at every level of government. As a health care professional you are critical to helping us make sure our health care system is prepared and ready to respond to this unprecedented challenge.

Thank you for your commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of all North Carolinians.