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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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Wake County Issues Stay-at-Home Proclamation to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

  • On March 26, 2020
As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Wake County, so are concerns that the virus could overwhelm our local healthcare system. To help prevent that from happening, Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford signed a proclamation today that puts a stay-at-home order in effect on Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. […]
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Wake County Transitions to New Strategy to Fight COVID-19

  • On March 24, 2020
With the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirming that there is community spread of COVID-19 across the state, Wake County is changing its strategy to fight the virus. Community spread means there are COVID-19-positive residents who do not know where or how they became infected with the virus. Specifically, these individuals did not […]
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Wake County COVID-19 Cases at 66

  • On March 23, 2020
Wake County is investigating 14 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive test results in Wake County to 66. “While we continue to learn about new positive cases in our community, our message to you remains the same,” said Dr. Kim McDonald, Wake County medical director. “Practice social distancing, wash your […]
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Wake County COVID-19 Cases at 52

  • On March 22, 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 three new positive cases […]
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