COVID-19

Wake County is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by partnering with Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and Cary to launch three temporary testing locations beginning Monday, March 29. Based in local parks, these convenient sites will make it easy for people who live in these communities to get tested. All sites are free, and residents do not need […]

Wake County is now conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing at numerous locations. Some sites have been operating for months, others are moving every week as we try to reach communities throughout the county. This free service provides an easy and efficient way for residents to learn if they have the virus. There is no cost, no […]

Tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us get back in control of our lives and back to the people and places we love. A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. We want to make sure people are vaccinated as quickly and […]

Dawn Robinson, formerly of EnVogue, claims that wearing masks is stupid to her. The singer said in a recent interview that Black people are used to surviving. “We’ve survived so much. That’s what we do. It’s a natural thing for us. It’s nothing. This is COVID? Okay. Whatever.” She continued by saying, “We’re being careful […]

As four permanent COVID-19 testing sites continue to serve thousands of people each day, Wake County is partnering with Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Wendell and a Raleigh church to add five locations the week of Feb. 22. These convenient drive-thru sites make it easy for residents who live in these communities to get tested. All sites […]

As four permanent COVID-19 testing sites continue to serve thousands of people each day, Wake County is partnering with Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and a local Garner Church to add four additional locations for the week of Monday, Feb. 15. These convenient drive-thru sites will make it easy for residents who live in these communities to get […]

JOIN US for a special ‘RACE TO VACCINATE TOWN HALL’ with ABC11 Eyewitness News And Radio One Raleigh. Tisha Powell of ABC11 Eyewitness News and @thekarenclark of @foxy107104 will moderate the discussion on the Inequities in COVID-19 vaccinations in communities of color. Wednesday at 6:30 ONLINE

Vaccine Hotline and Wait List Now Open Wake County invites all health care workers and anyone 65 and older to join our COVID-19 vaccine waiting list. People in Group 1 and Group 2 have two ways to tell Wake County Public Health they’re interested in getting vaccinated – a 24-hour vaccine hotline and an online tool. Due to the […]

Adults 65 and older are eligible to be vaccinated in Group 2. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions. We strongly recommend that vaccine providers prioritize people 75 years or older if local demand for vaccination is greater than vaccine supply. It is the responsibility of all vaccine providers to ensure equitable […]

The City of Durham and Durham County have partnered with Carolina Small Business Development Fund to establish the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund to provide loan and grant funds for small businesses (for-profits) adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses are those with fewer than 50 employees, including home-based businesses and food trucks, which are subject to additional criteria listed below. Loans are ONLY  available to businesses with revenues up to $5 million, according to […]

With new variants of the novel coronavirus popping up across the country and even in our state, you might be wondering if you should be wearing two masks. We’ve seen many healthcare workers in hospitals doing it. Dr. Graham Snyder from WakeMed weighed in. “When trying to protect yourself from the virus, what you want […]

As COVID-19 testing sites continue to serve thousands of people each day, Wake County is increasing its efforts to make access to them more convenient for all residents. The county will add a new, permanent testing site at Zebulon Community Park starting Friday, Jan. 22. Wake County is partnering with municipalities to offer drive-thru testing at convenient […]