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Wake County Urges College Students to Practice COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • On August 20, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 clusters reported around NC State University, the Wake County Public Health division encourages students, faculty and staff at all local colleges and universities to follow proven safety measures to avoid infection. “This won’t be the last we hear of clusters popping up on college campuses as classes start up again,”
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Wake County Adds Dates for Drive-Thru Testing Next Week at Sunnybrook Parking Deck

  • On August 19, 2020
Wake County Public Health’s free drive-thru testing will return next week to the Sunnybrook Building parking deck, located in eastern Raleigh at 2925 Holston Lane. Testing will run from Aug. 24–25 and Aug. 27–29. Appointments are in half-hour intervals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 400 testing slots available. The service is free, but
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Wake County COVID-19 Call Center Completes 20,000th Call

  • On August 18, 2020
Employees staffing Wake County’s dedicated COVID-19 hotline fielded their 20,000th call today. The call center has been up and running for the past 164 days, receiving about 124 calls per day on average. “We’re used to marking COVID-19 milestones—whether it be cases, tests or hospitalizations. Today, we reached a milestone that I am excited to
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House Wake! Announces Partnership with Telamon Corporation to Help Prevent Evictions due to COVID-19

  • On August 11, 2020
Through a competitive bid process, the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization has selected Telamon Corporation to be the program administrator for the House Wake! Eviction Prevention Program. The partnership with Telamon Corporation focuses specifically on eviction prevention, which is the first intervention in a three-step process focused on reducing evictions in
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Drive-Thru Testing to Continue at Sunnybrook Parking Deck

  • On August 7, 2020
Wake County Public Health will offer another week of free drive-thru testing in its Sunnybrook Building parking deck, located in eastern Raleigh at 2925 Holston Lane.   Testing will run from Aug. 10–11 and Aug. 13–15. Appointments are available in half-hour intervals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service is free, but people must follow a three-step process to claim their spot:  Step 1: Select the time slot that works best for their schedule by clicking
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility in Raleigh

  • On August 6, 2020
Wake County Emergency Operations Center has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Manor at Saratoga, located at 3905 Saratoga Dr., Raleigh.  No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents or employees
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Long-Term Care Facility in Raleigh

  • On August 4, 2020
Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Cypress of Raleigh – Rosewood Health Center, 8801 Cypress Lakes Drive, Raleigh. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services defines an outbreak as two or more people – residents
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