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Wake County Identifies Additional Outbreaks of COVID-19

  • On May 12, 2020
Wake County has confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 at two long-term care facilities operated by Brookdale Senior Living. Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus – affecting both residents and staff – at Brookdale North Raleigh and Brookdale Wake Forest. No additional information about residents or employees within the
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Wake County Adds More Food Distribution Sites for Students and Families

  • On May 12, 2020
More than 900,000 meals and 10,000 emergency food boxes have been distributed to children and families across Wake County since March 16, thanks to staff at Wake County Public Schools and volunteers at community food distribution sites. To help expand food distribution to even more residents, WCPSS has opened an additional six school distribution sites
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Wake County Announces Strategic Housing Plan to Help Minimize Effects of COVID-19

  • On May 6, 2020
Wake County is announcing the creation of House Wake!, a strategic plan to help minimize the effects of COVID-19 on county residents who are currently homeless or on the brink of homelessness.  This six-to-eight-month plan earned unanimous support by the Wake County Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 4th and is now being implemented by
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility in Apex

  • On May 4, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division has confirmed the fourth outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility. Multiple people – including employees and residents – at UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex have tested positive for the virus. No information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. “As
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Wake Board Allocates CARES Act Funding for Small Businesses, Affordable Housing

  • On May 4, 2020
The Wake County Board of Commissioners took steps today to allocate millions of dollars of federal funds to support small businesses and people at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. “We’re not wasting any time investing this money back into the community,” Board Chairman Greg Ford said. “I’d like to highlight Commissioner Matt Calabria for his
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Wake County, WCPSS Partner on Effort to Sterilize N95 Masks for Frontline Workers

  • On May 4, 2020
Wake County and Wake County Public Schools are working together to implement a plan to reuse N95 masks – an important piece of personal protective equipment that is in limited supply for healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools closed, middle and high school science labs are
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Wake County Identifies Third COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility

  • On April 30, 2020
Wake County has confirmed the third outbreak of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility in the county. Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus at Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation Care in Raleigh. No information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. “Because of the virus’
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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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