Wake County Provides Guidance to Healthcare Providers, Public about COVID-19 Testing

  • On March 16, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division is working with its local healthcare providers to ensure they have and understand COVID-19 testing guidance. Our public health team has sent them written guidance that outlines the testing criteria. “This type of collaboration is critically important, because we can’t do this alone,” said Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim […]
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Wake County COVID-19 Cases at 15

  • On March 16, 2020
Note: We want to share important information with you as efficiently as possible. Going forward, we will combine all COVID-19-related updates into one news release each day. This news release will be emailed to you around 5 p.m. We will send additional news releases in some circumstances. The Wake County Public Health Division is investigating […]
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Some Lego Convention Attendees at Risk of Exposure to COVID-19

  • On March 15, 2020
Timeframe of concern is March 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Wake County resident who attended the BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center on March 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was symptomatic while attending the event, which attracts hundreds of people. “Because the crowd was so large and so […]
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Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Wake County at 14

  • On March 15, 2020
Note: We want to share important information with you as efficiently as possible. Going forward, we will combine all COVID-19-related updates into one news release each day. This news release will be emailed to you around 5 p.m. We will send additional news releases in some circumstances. The Wake County Public Health Division is investigating […]
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Wake County Public Libraries, Park Centers to Close Monday

  • On March 15, 2020
Park grounds will remain open Wake County Public Libraries and facilities at county parks will close tomorrow, Monday, March 16, in the interest of the safety of our visitors and staff. They will remain closed through March 27 when county staff will reassess the situation. “The health and safety of our library and park staff […]
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Wake County Announces 10th COVID-19 Positive Case

  • On March 14, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division received word on Saturday, March 14, of another resident who tested positive for COVID-19. This is the 10th positive in Wake County. The person, who is a Wake County Public School teacher at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School, began feeling ill on Tuesday, March 10. Wake County Public Health Division is […]
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Wake County Announces 11th COVID-19 Positive Case

  • On March 14, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division has confirmed that a Wake County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This makes the 11th positive test result in Wake County. The patient remains at home in isolation. “We are evaluating every case that comes and focusing on contact tracing to reduce the risk of exposure to the […]
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Wake County Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

  • On March 13, 2020
Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford today declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. The county has received eight presumptive positive test results to date from the state lab in Raleigh. “Although the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus remains low in Wake County, I signed a State of Emergency declaration today as […]
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