News Releases

Register Online for Library Cards and Access an Array of Digital Services

  • On March 18, 2020
It’s easier than ever to access online resources from Wake County Public Libraries—even while locations are closed in response to COVID-19. Residents without a library card can register online and receive a temporary card number and PIN that are good for 60 days. This temporary number allows you to use all WCPL’s online resources. “These are unprecedented
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Wake County COVID-19 Cases at 22

  • On March 18, 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. Wake County is investigating five new positive cases
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Wake County, Hospitals Collaborate on COVID-19 Response

  • On March 17, 2020
Goal: Keep emergency departments from getting overwhelmed Wake County is working closely with local hospitals to create a coordinated community response to COVID-19. The goal of this collaborative effort is to prevent local emergency departments from becoming overwhelmed with people seeking COVID-19 testing. “We’ve seen hospitals in other countries and other states get flooded with
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Wake County COVID-19 Cases at 17

  • On March 17, 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. Wake County is investigating two new positive cases
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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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