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Wake County Receives $100,000 Gift to Aid COVID-19 Response Efforts

  • On April 8, 2020
Wake County has received a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the county’s COVID-19 response efforts. “This is an incredibly generous gesture,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford. “The donor, a long-time resident of Wake County, did not specifically earmark how funds should be used, but was clear that we […]
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Local Business Helps Wake County Overhaul Essential N95 Masks

  • On April 7, 2020
A small business in Morrisville is joining Wake County’s effort to provide protective masks to first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The partnership will not only provide the county with thousands of N95 masks to keep employees safe from coronavirus, but it’s also giving much-needed work to PSB Pro […]
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Board Approves $8.8 million Emergency Funds Appropriation to Support COVID-19 Operations

  • On April 6, 2020
Today, the Wake County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appropriate $8.8 million of county fund balance to defray the costs of the county’s ongoing COVID-19 response. The new appropriation comes after commissioners granted $2 million in funding on March 16 toward expenses associated with COVID-19 emergency response. Through April 3, estimated costs associated with […]
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Libraries Host Online Writing Contest for Kids

  • On April 4, 2020
Do you have a young author at home looking to showcase their skills? Here’s their chance to step into the spotlight. Wake County Public Libraries is hosting an online story writing contest for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. Entries will be accepted until April 30. “We recognize that this is a challenging time in our children’s […]
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Wake Prevent! Temporarily Expands Assistance for Families Living in Hotels

  • On April 3, 2020
Recognizing the added stress COVID-19 has placed on people in our community experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Wake Prevent! has temporarily changed the way it supports local families living in hotels. Beginning April 6, families may be eligible for financial assistance to remain in place for up to 12 weeks if they: Currently live […]
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Board of Commissioners to Hold Virtual Meeting on April 6

  • On April 3, 2020
Instead of holding its regular meeting in person on Monday, April 6, the Wake County Board of Commissioners will meet virtually in accordance with the March 26 Stay-at-Home order. The board room will be closed for the meeting. Members of the public can watch the meeting live here. Those who would like to submit public comments may do so […]
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New Virtual Storytimes Now Online

  • On April 2, 2020
Wake County librarians are making it possible for families to enjoy one of their most popular programs—even when libraries are closed. It’s Storytime Anytime! A new collection of virtual storytimes is now available online. That means families can still experience the educational and entertaining programming they’ve come to expect from Wake County Public Libraries while abiding by […]
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GoTriangle Bus Driver Tests Positive for COVID-19

  • On March 30, 2020
The Wake County Public Health Division has learned that a GoTriangle bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. This person operated a bus from March 18–20 while experiencing coronavirus symptoms. “Because the bus driver came to work for three days while symptomatic, it’s possible bus riders or other GoTriangle employees were exposed to the virus,” […]
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Wake County Contractor Tests Positive for COVID-19

  • On March 29, 2020
In a continued effort to be open and transparent about the impacts of COVID-19, Wake County is alerting employees that one of its contractors has tested positive for the virus. The person was supporting public health and clinical services in the Sunnybrook building and reported to work while symptomatic. “Because there is community spread of […]
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New Dashboard Provides Snapshot of COVID-19 in Wake County

  • On March 27, 2020
On Friday, March 27, Wake County launched a new dashboard that provides important and current data about how COVID-19 is affecting our community. “By sharing this information broadly, residents can see the growing number of coronavirus cases in our community and better understand why we’re asking them to stay home and limit the time they spend in public,” […]
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