Wake Forward

a program to assist small businesses

COVID-19 Cases in Wake County

North Carolina identified its first COVID-19-positive case, a resident of Wake County, in early March. Every day since then, the number of positive cases in our community has increased.

While our dashboard is updated regularly, it doesn’t tell the complete story of how widespread coronavirus is in Wake County. The state has confirmed the virus could be anywhere in our community – and that’s why it’s so important for residents to take precautions and stay home if they are sick.

To view cases by ZIP code, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services interactive map here.

Protecting our Healthcare System

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise, so are concerns that the virus could overwhelm our local healthcare system. To help prevent that from happening, Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford signed an updated stay-at-home order on April 15 that will remain in effect until April 30. Starting May 1, 11 of the county’s 12 municipalities and portions of Angier, Clayton and Durham that are located within Wake County, will follow Gov. Cooper’s Stay-at-Home order, which was lifted on May 22.

Proclamations related to COVID-19 include:

Guidance For:

News Releases

20 May
Application Period Opens for ‘Wake Forward’ Small Business Relief Program
04:06 pm
19 May
‘Wake Forward’ Relief Program Provides $5 Million to Support Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19
07:24 pm
18 May
Wake Board Allocates CARES Act Funds to Cover County COVID-19 Response
03:28 pm
12 May
Wake County Identifies Additional Outbreaks of COVID-19
08:36 pm
12 May
Wake County Adds More Food Distribution Sites for Students and Families
03:41 pm
6 May
Wake County Announces Strategic Housing Plan to Help Minimize Effects of COVID-19
12:30 pm
4 May
Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility in Apex
11:57 pm