COVID-19

Face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Here are the top seven things you should know. 1. Do all students have to wear face coverings? Yes, face coverings are required for all students inside school buildings and […]

Job loss, reduced work hours and illness related to COVID-19 have caused many households in Wake County to struggle to make rent. To help them catch up on late payments and avoid eviction, the county today launched the House Wake! COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program. “Eviction is a harsh reality that many in our community are facing right now […]

  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife, First Lady Pamala have both tested positive with CoronaVirus. In a tweet, Gov. Northam talks about the diagnosis saying On Wednesday evening, @FirstLadyVA and I were notified that a member of our official residence staff had developed symptoms and tested positive for #COVID19. We both received PCR […]

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

If you work in a meat packing plant, food processing facility or commercial farm in North Carolina, you and your household may be able to join a research study. Participation includes up to 5 study visits where study staff take blood, nose swab and saliva samples. Each participant will be compensated $25 per study visit […]

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 for residents to learn if they have the virus. The new testing location is located at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street in Raleigh from 9 a.m. – 3 […]

Need a free COVID-19 test? Raleigh has testing happening this week. 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 for residents to learn if they have the virus. Use the form below to select a half-hour time slot that works […]

We have all seen various types of masks on people in public and for sale in stores. But which masks are most effective against the spread of germs? The biology department at the University of Arkansas Little Rock compared several types of popular masks to see which was most effective. For this experiment, they tried […]

The Wayne County Health Department & WayneUNC Health Care are offering free COVID-19 testing in Grantham on July 21, 2020 and July 23, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing will be offered at Grantham Middle School at 3093 South Highway 13 in Goldsboro. Residents must visit Grantham Middle School, not the Health Department, […]

Eighteen family members have tested positive for COVID-19 after a surprise birthday party. It took one family member to spread the virus in the short period of time. The family member who had the virus first said he felt fine, but had a cough. He thought that cough was related to his construction job, according […]

An employee at the Sheetz location located at 505 Wendell Boulevard in Wendell has tested positive for COVID-19. There are no immediate plans to close the store according to a Sheetz spokesperson. The spokes person said the “store has been conducting daily cleaning, sanitization and disinfecting.” The employee was last at work on June 12th. […]

What: COVID19: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here Who: City of Durham Equity and Inclusion Department and the Durham County Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program When: Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Zoom meeting; pre-registration is required for log-in instructions Fast Facts: ·         Small, minority, and women-owned businesses are […]