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Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Knightdale Long-Term Care Facility Now at 47

  • On April 12, 2020
Wake County has identified 43 additional people at Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Knightdale who have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of positive cases at the facility to 47. Of those 43 new cases,18 are patients who the facility says are currently asymptomatic and 25 are staff members. Results are still
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Wake County Identifies First COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility

  • On April 9, 2020
Two nurses, two patients have tested positive for virus Wake County today identified the county’s first outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility. To date, four people – two nurses and two patients – at Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Knightdale have tested positive for the coronavirus. “We’re concerned about the potential for COVID-19
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Changes to Wake County Animal Services Due to COVID-19

  • On April 9, 2020
Shelter visits by appointment only; animal control not responding for strays The Wake County Animal Center is working hard to protect staff and visitors from COVID-19 while continuing to allow adoptions and provide emergency animal control services. “As your community shelter, we want to thank everyone for helping us keep our staff healthy, so they
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Wake County Receives $100,000 Gift to Aid COVID-19 Response Efforts

  • On April 8, 2020
Wake County has received a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the county’s COVID-19 response efforts. “This is an incredibly generous gesture,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford. “The donor, a long-time resident of Wake County, did not specifically earmark how funds should be used, but was clear that we
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Local Business Helps Wake County Overhaul Essential N95 Masks

  • On April 7, 2020
A small business in Morrisville is joining Wake County’s effort to provide protective masks to first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The partnership will not only provide the county with thousands of N95 masks to keep employees safe from coronavirus, but it’s also giving much-needed work to PSB Pro
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Board Approves $8.8 million Emergency Funds Appropriation to Support COVID-19 Operations

  • On April 6, 2020
Today, the Wake County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appropriate $8.8 million of county fund balance to defray the costs of the county’s ongoing COVID-19 response. The new appropriation comes after commissioners granted $2 million in funding on March 16 toward expenses associated with COVID-19 emergency response. Through April 3, estimated costs associated with
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Libraries Host Online Writing Contest for Kids

  • On April 4, 2020
Do you have a young author at home looking to showcase their skills? Here’s their chance to step into the spotlight. Wake County Public Libraries is hosting an online story writing contest for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. Entries will be accepted until April 30. “We recognize that this is a challenging time in our children’s
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Wake Prevent! Temporarily Expands Assistance for Families Living in Hotels

  • On April 3, 2020
Recognizing the added stress COVID-19 has placed on people in our community experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Wake Prevent! has temporarily changed the way it supports local families living in hotels. Beginning April 6, families may be eligible for financial assistance to remain in place for up to 12 weeks if they: Currently live
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Board of Commissioners to Hold Virtual Meeting on April 6

  • On April 3, 2020
Instead of holding its regular meeting in person on Monday, April 6, the Wake County Board of Commissioners will meet virtually in accordance with the March 26 Stay-at-Home order. The board room will be closed for the meeting. Members of the public can watch the meeting live here. Those who would like to submit public comments may do so
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New Virtual Storytimes Now Online

  • On April 2, 2020
Wake County librarians are making it possible for families to enjoy one of their most popular programs—even when libraries are closed. It’s Storytime Anytime! A new collection of virtual storytimes is now available online. That means families can still experience the educational and entertaining programming they’ve come to expect from Wake County Public Libraries while abiding by
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