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Wake County to Follow Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order Starting May 1

  • On April 29, 2020
Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford signed a proclamation this morning allowing the county’s Stay-at-Home order to lapse on April 30. Starting May 1, 11 of the county’s 12 municipalities (Cary; Fuquay-Varina; Garner; Holly Springs; Knightdale; Morrisville; Raleigh; Rolesville; Wake Forest; Wendell; and Zebulon) and portions of Angier, Clayton and Durham located within
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How to Protect Pets and Others from COVID-19

  • On April 28, 2020
Avoid close contact with animals if you have flu-like symptoms The Wake County Animal Center is monitoring how COVID-19 may affect pets, following the first reports of pets in the U.S. having tested positive for the new coronavirus. “This is a novel virus. Just as doctors are racing to study how it affects humans, veterinarians
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Wake County Offers Clarity for Faith Communities under Stay-at-Home Order

  • On April 24, 2020
Many faith-based organizations are preparing today for virtual or drive-in services over the weekend. With that in mind, Wake County is offering guidelines to help faith communities meet the spiritual needs of their members while observing the Stay-at-Home Order. “During this trying time, it’s just as important to nourish our spirit as it is our
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Wake County Notifies Parents of Possible Lead Exposure at Daycare, School

  • On April 17, 2020
Blood tests recommended for affected children Even as Wake County works to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, county staff continues to monitor for other environmental contaminants through routine inspections of facilities that serve the public. On Thursday, Wake County mailed notices to about 70 families whose children may have been exposed to unsafe levels of
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Wake County Extends Stay-at-Home Order to Protect Residents from COVID-19

  • On April 16, 2020
To continue efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford signed a new proclamation, extending the stay-at-home order through April 30. “While we’re making good progress to flatten the COVID-19 curve in our community, we haven’t hit our peak caseload yet, so it’s too early
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Park Staff Provide Virtual Programming

  • On April 16, 2020
Wake County parks are going digital to make sure residents can access programming—even while they stay at home. “While our parks are still open, we canceled all public events and programs in response to COVID-19,” said Chris Snow, director of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. “Park staff really wanted to find a way
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Wake County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

  • On April 15, 2020
A Wake County resident has died as a result of COVID-19-related complications. He was 81 years old and the first known Wake County resident to have died from coronavirus. No additional information about the person will be released. “It’s heart-breaking,” said Regina Petteway, Wake County Human Services director. “My deepest sympathies go out to his
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Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility

  • On April 13, 2020
Wake County has identified a second COVID-19 outbreak at a local long-term care facility. Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh currently has five positive cases of the virus. The breakdown: Three are residents of the facility. Of those, two remain in isolation at Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center. One is undergoing treatment at WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Two
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