Coronavirus

Are you a renter struggling to make your monthly housing costs and utility payments? The House Wake! COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program may be able to help! This program provides support to renters, landlords and utility companies to cover portions of rent and/or utility shortfalls resulting from a loss of income due to the pandemic. Assistance is available to […]

Extra Credit Grant Program Extended The Extra Credit Grant program was established by law in 2020 to use funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help families with qualifying children in North Carolina by providing economic support to assist with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under legislation signed into law February 10, 2021, individuals who […]

The agency has shared low and moderate risk activities to do instead.

So, we’ve all wondered, what happens if kids go back to school and someone tests positive for COVID-19? One local private school is dealing with that situation now.     A staff member was visiting the Thales Academy location in Raleigh and has since tested positive for the coronavirus. The staff member is from Tennessee […]

The 57-year-old comedian revealed his diagnosis on Saturday.

The State Senate is voting today for gyms to reopen. Gyms would only be allowed to open with 50 percent capacity. Gym staff would have to wear masks and undergo temperature checks. Masks and temperature checks would not be required for gym attendees. Gyms would have to leave doors open so that air could move […]

Due to demand and an ability to respond to that demand, Wake County Public Health has added several testing slots and dates to its COVID-19 testing efforts for at-risk groups. On Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5, testing has been expanded to accommodate up to 250 people per day at the Wake County Commons […]

A Cary barbershop owner is prepping for Phase Two of the state’s reopening. He has installed curtains between chairs and will be conducting temperature checks. He also said that he will be keeping the door lock to prohibit walk-ins. According to ABC11, neither the governor nor the State Board of Cosmetology has provided a list […]

Never made it to one of Oprah’s big stage events? Well, the coronavirus has given you an opportunity to experience one of her events for FREE while practicing social distancing. Her post about the event read: “The world has experienced a reset and I think it’s an opportunity for us as individuals to do that, […]

There is a free IRS tool for low-income North Carolinians: If you did not file your taxes online in 2018 or 2019, you need to register your dependents through the IRS by May 5 to receive the additional $500 per dependent. The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon […]

If you were planning a quick trip to Atlantic Beach…you might want to reconsider it. The mayor of Atlantic Beach is encouraging people to stay away until it’s safer for the town to accommodate visitors. “We’re a beach town. It’s hard for me to say, to tell our visitors to stay home, but that’s what […]

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina schools will remain closed for the rest of the year. Distance learning will continue from home. The governor said, “Today, we’ve had to make another tough choice. Together with Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and School Board Chairman Eric Davis, we’ve decided to continue remote learning […]