Coronavirus: The latest local updates, cancellations, resources + more

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Major Local Announcements

○  Gov. Roy Cooper announced he will be easing up on certain Coronavirus-related restrictions — including lifting the nightly curfew, extending alcohol sales to 11 p.m. and allowing 30% capacity at bars, 15% capacity at sport venues + 50% capacity at gyms + personal care businesses. These changes went into effect Feb. 26.  (WRAL)

Thanks to a recent executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper, restaurants are now permitted to sell to-go cocktails. You can learn more about local participating restaurants here.

 NC remains in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. Bars with outdoor seating, outdoor entertainment venues, movie theaters, and amusement parks are permitted to be open at 30% capacity or for 100 guests, whichever is fewer. (The News & Observer)

Still in effect: As of 4 p.m. on June 19, the City of Raleigh is now requiring face coverings to be worn in public. Click here to see exceptions + find out what determines an acceptable mask. 

The Friday Center — located at 100 Friday Center Dr., in Chapel Hill (near Meadowmont) — is offering leftover vaccines at the end of each day. UNC Health advises individuals interested in receiving a vaccine to follow this Twitter account, which will alert people of any remaining doses — between 4:15 + 4:30 p.m. 💉  (WRAL)

All adults in NC ages 16 and older are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccinationClick here to see where + how to get your shot in the Triangle area. (WRAL)

○ NC is set to receive ~$95 million in additional funding from the federal government to expand programs aimed at vaccinating and testing minority and underserved communities(The News & Observer)

Numbers from NCDHHS

○ 81,648 (2,606 active) cases of COVID-19 in Wake County as of April 7 at 12:00 p.m.
○ 23,511(744 active) cases in Durham County
○ 924,000+ cases in North Carolina; 12,212 deaths

Schedule Changes

College and professional sporting events (CBS Sports)
North Carolina schools K-12, colleges + universities (NCDHHS)
○ Local events — updates on canceled events from Triangle on the Cheap
Wake County School District alerts
City of Raleigh daily alerts
Modified bus routes and service alerts

Community Resources

Latest updates for NC (The News & Observer)
Running list of closings (WRAL)
Podcast — NC coronavirus news (WRAL)
Ways to help those in need across the Triangle (News & Observer)
50 activities for cooped-up kids that don’t involve a screen (Triangle on the Cheap)
Help with utility payments
Food resource map to help families identify locations nearest them
Meals on Wheels for local seniors
○ Resources for homelessness + housing crisis
Pet food for families with financial trouble
NC Artist Relief Fund
Small business rapid recovery loans
List of Durham delivery + take-out options
List of Raleigh delivery + take-out options
List of educational websites, apps + free subscriptions 
How to help local women-owned businesses
Free assessment, screening + counseling to discuss symptoms and help determine if testing for COVID-19 is recommended.
Mission Triangle has compiled a list of current (and verified) nonprofits in our area that need support during this time — and at all times.

Health Care Resources

Clinics and community health centers in Wake County *Please contact the location before going if you think you have contracted COVID-19.
CDC Resources
World Health Organization Resources

Community Conversations

How can RALtoday best support our community right now?
Stay-at-home orders around the Triangle (explained)
Donate supplies to help our local hospitals
Supporting local restaurants on #carryoutWednesday (and every day)
Stick to your routine with local, online workout classes
Here’s how one local startup is helping to support the service industry
Notes from a local wellness instructor
Date night ideas with social distancing in mind
Quarantine food photo challenge
Share your stories with us
Where to find toilet paper in Raleigh
10 local startups for consumers in Raleigh
Resources for frontline workers
Notes from a local lifestyle coach
Local fundraisers
Local shops selling face masks in and around Raleigh
Assistance loans for small businesses in Raleigh
Where to buy local produce in Raleigh
Job opportunities during COVID-19
New local initiative addresses supply chain concerns
Notes from a local real estate professional
How to help your dog transition out of quarantine
Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening NC plan
Poll results: What our readers said about getting back to normal post-quarantine
Inspections, renewals, and vehicle registration during COVID-19
Paycheck protection program loans
Raleigh’s mask mandate
Mental health resources
NC’s plan for schools
Perspective: Wake County school teacher weighs in
WakeHELPS utility bill assistance
Join our Pen Pal Program, Raleigh
Preserve your 2020 story for posterity
Tracking your non-commute in the Triangle
Notes from a local bankruptcy attorney
NC’s statewide curfew explained
Heated porches and patios for dining out
Your guide for to-go cocktails in Raleigh