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Wake County Identifies Second COVID-19 Outbreak at Raleigh Nursing Home

  • On November 9, 2020
Wake County Public Health has confirmed another outbreak of COVID-19 at Universal Healthcare North Raleigh – a nursing home located at 5201 Clarks Fork Drive in Raleigh. This is the second outbreak confirmed at this location. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department of Health and
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Garner

  • On November 4, 2020
Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Laurels of Forest Glen – a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located at 1101 Hartwell Street in Garner. This is the second outbreak confirmed at this location. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed. The N.C. Department
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Wake County to Launch New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Raleigh this Weekend

  • On November 4, 2020
Residents near downtown or southeast Raleigh will soon have an easy way to get tested for COVID-19. Wake County is partnering with Raleigh Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Davie Street Presbyterian Church to provide free drive-thru testing this weekend.  “We want to make testing easily available in the communities where access may be limited –
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Assisted Living Facility in Raleigh

  • On October 30, 2020
Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh, located at 3101 Duraleigh Road in 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 to Maintain Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Raleigh and Wake Forest

  • On October 29, 2020
Wake County Public Health will continue providing free COVID-19 testing next week at drive-thru locations in Raleigh and Wake Forest. “As we head into November, we’re making sure Wake County residents continue to have access to free testing for the coronavirus,” said Wake County Medical Director Dr. Kim McDonald. “We’ve made it as easy as
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak at Assisted Living Facility in Fuquay-Varina

  • On October 29, 2020
Wake County Public Health has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Universal Healthcare Assisted Living Facility located at 410 Judd Parkway in Fuquay-Varina. 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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Wake County Lays Out Risks of Contracting COVID-19 on Halloween

  • On October 28, 2020
With Halloween right around the corner, the Wake County Public Health Division is releasing guidance to help prevent the public from contracting and spreading COVID-19 as they enjoy the spooky festivities. “We strongly recommend people take extra precautions this year, if they plan to take part in traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating,” said Dr. Nicole
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Here’s the Trick to a Happy (and Safe) Halloween

  • On October 26, 2020
This Halloween, it’s not scary skeletons, creepy clowns or gruesome goblins that pose a threat — it’s COVID-19. When things get festive, it can be tempting to let down your guard. That’s exactly why the Wake County Public Health Division urges residents to continue to follow safety guidelines to slow the spread of the virus,
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