COVID-19

This position is with Wake County Human Services located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This position, in partnership with the community, will facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Apply here This position will have a start date between January 4th 2021 […]

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is a Black woman from Orange County and is on the frontlines for helping with research for the COVID-19 vaccine. “I want to make it clear that the work that we have been doing for so long I personally stand by it-essentially with all of my being,” said Corbett. “I also understand […]

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance for Thanksgiving celebrations and Black Friday shopping to help North Carolinians gauge the risks, protect their friends and loved ones, and slow the spread of COVID-19. “The best way to protect loved ones during Thanksgiving is to limit travel and gatherings with anyone […]

Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) announced a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and offer specific recommendations to bring numbers down. This system will help give local leaders another tool to […]

Most people who get COVID-19 will be able to recover at home. CDC has directions for people who are recovering at home and their caregivers, including: Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible). Wash your hands often with soap and water […]

Durham Public Schools has developed a Plan B Recommendation that will be presented to the school board on November 19. Parts of this COVID-19 plan are in place now and preparations are underway for when our students can return to in-person learning in January or later if necessary. Plan B recommends that students Pre-K through […]

*Update: Deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020* COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our communities in ways we never could have imagined. While each of us has been affected, small and independently owned businesses have certainly felt the brunt of the impacts. Recognizing that small businesses are the backbone of our community, Wake County has […]

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, COVID-19 should be on our minds. In updated guidelines, the CDC is now suggesting that we celebrate Thanksgiving outside. If you absolutely must have your celebration indoors, it’s suggested that your windows be open. They’re also saying that we should leave the elderly and other […]

You can receive free emergency child care for the months of October and November 2020 (subject to the availability of funds) if your school-age child is attending a licensed child care center or home or registered community-based organization for remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 crisis AND you have a household income below […]

Guidelines for Halloween: Any scenario in which many people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. Local officials and organizers of Halloween activities should create and implement a plan to minimize the opportunity for COVID-19 transmission. It is strongly recommended that alternative Halloween activities, instead of the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, be increased as much […]

  Free testing this weekend in Durham Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church Saturday, October 24 505 East End Ave Durham, NC 27703 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Details here       Wake County is now conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing at specified locations throughout the county. This free service provides an easy and efficient way […]

Trying to figure out what to do with the kids this Halloween? The city of Durham has some ideas that will limit exposure to COVID-19. Friday, October 23rd Calling all of Durham’s ghosts and ghouls! DPR will host a fall event for all ages. This year’s event will look a little different but will be […]