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Nine Free Testing Locations Available Today, Changes to Come for Holiday Weekend

  • On April 1, 2021
Before gathering with family over the Easter holiday weekend, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free COVID-19 testing available today, April 1, at nine different locations. They include sites in Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. All Wake County Public Health testing locations will close for the holiday from Friday,
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Wake County Public Health to Open First Regional Vaccination Clinic Monday

  • On March 31, 2021
The Departure Drive facility in northeast Raleigh where thousands of people have gotten COVID-19 tests will soon offer vaccinations, when it opens next week as Wake County’s first regional vaccination clinic. Since Dec. 1, 2020, the Wake County Human Services Center at Departure has served as a free COVID-19 testing center convenient to Capitol Boulevard and I-540.
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Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak at Raleigh Nursing Home

  • On March 26, 2021
Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Tower Nursing and Rehab, 3609 Bond St., Raleigh. This is the second outbreak at this facility. The previous outbreaks occurred in June 2020. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an
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Wake County Identifies Third COVID-19 Outbreak at Raleigh Nursing Home

  • On March 23, 2021
Open configuration optionsMarch 23, 2021 Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Universal Healthcare North Raleigh located at 5201 Clarks Fork Drive, Raleigh. This is the third outbreak at this facility. The previous outbreaks occurred in July and November 2020. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department
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Wake County to Host COVID-19 Testing in Raleigh Parks Next Week

  • On March 19, 2021
Wake County is expanding access to COVID-19 testing by partnering with the City of Raleigh to launch three temporary testing locations beginning Monday, March 22. Based in local parks, these convenient sites will make it easy for people who live in these communities to get tested. All sites are free, and residents do not need
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Threat of Possible Severe Weather Pauses Wake County Public Health Testing and Vaccinations

  • On March 17, 2021
Testing canceled for Thursday/Thursday vaccine appointments moved to Friday Wake County has the potential to experience possible severe weather on Thursday, March 18, including likely morning thunderstorms and possible tornadoes during the day. Because the safety of the public and our staff is paramount, we are making the following changes: All free COVID-19 testing has
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Wake County to Host “Ask a Doc”- a LIVE Virtual Town Hall in Spanish

  • On March 8, 2021
Livestream on WakeGov Facebook Page Starts 7 p.m. Thursday Wake County Public Health’s community outreach on COVID-19 vaccines continues Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. with the second in a series of live virtual town hall meetings. Conducted in Spanish, the event will allow the public to ask questions of local physicians, community health workers and
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