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COVID-19 Resources/Information:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)


The updated version of StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) can be viewed here.


Additionally, StrongSchoolsNC has released a FAQ document, regarding Covid-19 and the Toolkit which can be viewed here.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has released a document titled "COVID-19 Ongoing Clusters in Child Care and School Settings," available to you here.



Today, Governor Cooper and Secretary Cohen announced the release of the updated StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (Toolkit) to help schools across the state prepare for the upcoming school year. The Toolkit has been updated to align with the CDC’s July 9th Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 schools and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated school guidance

For more information view here

The NCDHHS has designed a document to help you keep track of significant, ongoing changes and information regarding support across North Carolina click here

The NCDHHS also has guidance on how schools can help with the vaccination of students and faculty. you can read what they have to say here


This week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released new tools to help North Carolinians get their COVID-19 vaccine questions answered and to find vaccine locations in NC.


Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) launched new online tools to help Spanish-speaking North Carolinians to determine if they should consider being tested for COVID-19 and help individuals monitor their symptoms if they have tested positive for or been exposed to COVID-19.


We are asking for your help to promote this new resource.


The new online tools are intended to help people know if they may need a test, how to get a test, and how to monitor their own symptoms if advised to do sol. These tools include:   


  • Check My Symptoms (Comprobar Mis Síntomas) (, a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms to determine if they should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.

  • Find My Testing Place (, a public website that allows people to enter their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online. To view in Spanish, users can select Spanish in the yellow box. 

  • COVID-19 Community Team Outreach (CCTO) Tool, password-protected online software that helps people track their own symptoms if they have been advised to do so by the COVID-19 Community Team

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced plans for how the state will move to Group 3 for COVID-19 vaccines. Because supply is still very limited and the population of frontline essential workers is so large, we will begin with anyone working in child care or in PreK – 12 schools starting on February 24th.

We are working with our partners on how to support child care and school staff in accessing vaccines and will be sharing more information in the coming week. More detail on who will be eligible beginning February 24th is available on our Deeper Dive: Group 3 – Frontline Essential Workers (School and Childcare) (English / Spanish).

Currently eligible groups - health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, and people 65 and older – will continue to be prioritized. We plan to move to additional frontline essential workers on March 10th.

As always, we rely on you as a trusted messenger to help people make informed decisions. We have developed a suite resources to support your outreach efforts. Please visit and as we regularly add new materials.

Flyers and Fact Sheets: Print and share flyers in your community. 

Infographic: Use on your website and digital displays. 

Videos: Post on social media, play on internal displays, and share on websites and in newsletters. 

Social Media Graphics: Post on your social media channels.

FAQs: Use a resource. Our frequently asked questions are updated weekly. 

Presentation: Become a Vaccine Ambassador. Attend a presentation.  Register now. These decks are updated weekly. 

Collect and Share Stories: Share stories of people telling why they got or plant to get the vaccine. Use this tip sheet to record and share a video or photo. 

Website: Link to our Vaccine websites. 

February 12, 2021 COVID-19 Update

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:


NEW resources since the last update include:


UPDATED guidance since the last update include:


UPDATED reports since the last update include:

·         County Alert System

·         Vaccinations Dashboard

·         COVID-19 Clusters in North Carolina Report

·         Outbreaks and Clusters Reports

·         Patients Presumed to be Recovered Report

·         Risk Factors for Severe Illness Report

·         CLI Surveillance Report

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers

HHS Community Health News 2021


COVID-19 Related News and Information

FDA Advisory Committee to Discuss Janssen Biotech Inc.’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

The FDA’s Advisory Committee meets on Feb. 26, 2021, to discuss the request for emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine from Janssen Biotech Inc., a division of Johnson and Johnson. Background materials, livestream links, and more information will be posted on the FDA’s VRBPAC site here.


Further information on the FDA’s EUA process and existing authorizations view:


Explaining Community Immunity

When enough of the community is immunized against a contagious disease, most other members are protected from infection because there's little opportunity for the disease to spread – including newborns, pregnant women, or people with weak immune systems that aren't able to get certain vaccines.


Understanding the Federal Vaccination Retail Pharmacy Program

The program is being incrementally implemented based on the available vaccine supply, with select retail pharmacy locations providing COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals. View FAQs about the program.


Launch of Community Health Centers Vaccination Program

This program will provide more vaccines to Community Health Centers reaching the underserved and most vulnerable communities.  The program will be phased in, with the first centers able to start ordering vaccines as early as the week of February 15.


CDC Provides Vaccine Rollout Recommendations

CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.  However, each state has its own plan for deciding who will be vaccinated first and how they can receive vaccines.  *Use this locator to determine local vaccine efforts in your state, territory, or county. 


On COVID-19 Variants

CDC updated their information about the characteristics of the variants. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Also trackU.S. COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants


Mapping Which Coronavirus Variants Will Resist Antibody Treatments

Dr. Francis Collins’ new post is about research mapping all possible mutations that would allow SARS-CoV-2 to resist treatment with three different monoclonal antibodies developed for treatment of COVID-19.


Wearing Face Masks on Public Transportation

CDC issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation and while at transportation hubs.  See also CDC’s Considerations for Wearing Masks for a deeper dive into the how and why.


CDC Updated COVID-19 Resource Page

CDC updated their resource page on COVID-19. You can also find updated resources and toolkits with information for specific populations:


On Ventilation in Buildings

SARS-CoV-2 viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors.   When indoors, ventilation mitigation strategies help to offset the absence of natural wind and reduce the concentration of viral particles in the indoor air.


COVID-19 Research

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Mental Health Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC released an MMWR on racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of stress and worry, mental health conditions and increased substance use among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Among their findings, Hispanic adults reported a higher prevalence of psychosocial stress related to not having enough food or stable housing than did adults in other racial and ethnic groups.


Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Countries around the world have tried a combination of approaches to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Researchers found it is critical to understand the factors driving its spread in order to slow its progression.


E-Learning Opportunities

Protecting Your Organization: The 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program and other Resources to Help Keep Your Facility Safe

Thurs., Feb. 18, 2021, 2:00- 3:30 p.m. EST. Register here.

Before the end of February 2021, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release the FY 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding opportunity for security-related and physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations. Join this webinar for more information and tips on how to apply for the NSGP, and other DHS resources that support the safety and security of houses of worship, non-profits and faith and community-based organizations.


Addressing the Adverse Impacts of COVID-19 on Children with Serious Emotional Disorders

Wed., March 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Register here.

SAMHSA sponsored webinar addressing the effect the pandemic has had on  children who have isolated at home participating in distance learning-- academically, socially and emotionally, especially for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families. 


Grants and Funding Opportunities

Note: A primary reason funding opportunities are highlighted each week is to let you know of potential investments in your community.  To participate in these funds, you may need to actively engage with local community partners, health care systems, and/or public health entities and contribute to your community’s collective efforts.  Grants are listed in order of due date, note *new listings.

Still Open – Paycheck Protection Program

The loan portal for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened in January. This program provides small businesses, including faith-based organizations, with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.


Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP)

The program expands the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, and/or social workers trained to provide mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) services in underserved community-based settings. Closing date: Feb. 24, 2021.


*Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Direct payments to agricultural producers of eligible commodities that have been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Closing date: Feb 26, 2021.

Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking

The program will support transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of a newly developed or existing transitional housing program; and short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses. Closing date: March 1, 2021.


*Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program
Grants to establish, maintain, and expand sustainable, culturally appropriate services that address the unique needs and challenges of victims of sexual assault from culturally specific communities. Closing date: March 1, 2021.


*Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Grants to support programs that provide assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are in need of 6-24 months of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services.  Closing date: March 2, 2021.


*Promise Neighborhoods Programs

Promise Neighborhoods Program provides grants to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the most distressed communities. Closing date: March 5, 2021.


Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
Grants to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. Priority will be given to applications that address the challenges in rural communities. Closing date: March 8, 2021.


Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative

This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Solicitation-related webinar review Feb. 2, 2021. Closing date: March 9, 2021. 

Also see National Mentoring Programs Closing date: March 9, 2021.


*Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Grants to support community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to meet the critical needs of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs. Closing date: March 9, 2021.


*OJJDP FY 2021 Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction

This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth who are currently abusing or addicted to drugs, youth at risk for abusing drugs, and youth with family members who are currently abusing or addicted to drugs. Closing date: March 16, 2021.


*Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP)

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under RCORP-Implementation. Closing date: March 12, 2021.


*Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program
Grants for projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities. Closing date: March 12, 2021.


Preventing Trafficking of Girls

This solicitation from the Office of Violent Crimes (OVC) provides funding for organizations to support prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at-risk of, or are victims of, sex trafficking. Closing Date: March 15, 2021.


Community Health Access and Rural Transformation

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model aims to improve health care quality and reduce Medicare and Medicaid expenditures within rural communities. The CHART Model will harness the drive, creativity, and local expertise of rural communities and leverage national resources to improve access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for rural residents.  Closing date: March 16,  2021. 


Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Funding to help nonprofit housing and community development intermediary organizations support housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Closing date: March 22, 2021.


*Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities
Grants to support multidisciplinary collaborative teams that offer services and support to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  Closing date: March 25, 2021.


*Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants
CDC-RFA-CE21-2103 The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription drugs among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States. Closing date: April 1, 2021.


Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health

The purpose of this program is to strengthen the capacities of state- and/or local-level organizations to respond to emerging public health issues affecting maternal and child health (MCH) populations. Closing date: April 9, 2021.


*Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals
Grants to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to increase the supply of students preparing to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals. The program emphasizes relationships with community-based partners to increase access to quality behavioral health services across the lifespan in high need and high demand areas. Closing date: April 12, 2021.


2021 POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) released a Request for Proposals for applications for the POWER seeks to diversify economies in communities and regions affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production. Closing dates: Required Letters of Intent due Mar. 5, 2021, Final app. due April 16, 2021.


Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Psychostimulant Support (RCOPR-PS)

RCORP-PS will advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery. Closing date: April 21, 2021.


Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)

Funds community-based outreach, education, and extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities that provide individuals and families in rural areas with information on health, wellness, and prevention. Closing date: April 29, 2021.


*Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Grants to support domestic violence shelters. The Foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies, and many grants have gone to rural areas.  Closing date: April 30, 2021.


Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the unique needs of local communities in the service areas of Walmart stores, Sam's Club stores, and corporate distribution centers. Closing date: Dec. 31, 2021.


*Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations and public agencies in the United States that are using volunteers to improve communities, with a focus on veterans and diverse, underserved communities. Grants are given in the form of gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, and services. Closing date:  Dec. 31, 2021.

COVID Testing and Sign-Up Link

Wake County is now conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing at specified locations throughout the county. This free service provides an easy and efficient way for residents to learn if they have the virus. The sign-up is now available for anyone in a high-risk group to register for free COVID-19 testing that will be happening in the parking lot of the Wake County Commons Building (4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh). There is a sign-up genius form to reserve your time spot and there is a printed registration form as well. Everyone being tested will need an ID. 

Interested in getting tested? Visit this website to sign-up:

Sitio web de prueba y registro de COVID

El condado de Wake ahora está llevando a cabo pruebas COVID-19 en lugares específicos en todo el condado. Este servicio gratuito proporciona una manera fácil y eficiente para que los residentes sepan si tienen el virus. El registro ahora está disponible para que cualquiera en un grupo de alto riesgo se registre para la prueba COVID-19 gratuita que se llevará a cabo en el estacionamiento del edificio Wake County Commons Building (4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh). Hay un formulario de registro de genio para reservar su lugar de tiempo y también hay un formulario de registro impreso. Todos los que se realicen la prueba necesitarán una identificación.

¿Interesado en hacerse la prueba? Visite este sitio web para registrarse:

UNC School of nursing (MOBILE HEALTH CLINIC)


Recognizing the impact of stress on health, we aim to promote wellness, assess those who are at risk for health problems, and assist individuals in managing chronic diseases.

• To promote health and wellbeing
• To prevent complications of chronic disease
• To reduce hospital admissions


187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511
Every Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

1600 Olive Chapel Road, Suite 408, Apex, 27502
Services at this location have been temporarily halted due to COVID-19


2013 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

Services at this location have been temporarily halted due to COVID-19


To schedule a virtual consult, please call 984-212-8859 or email:


UNC School of nursing (CLÍNICA MÓVIL)

Reconociendo el impacto que el estrés causa sobre la salud, tenemos como objetivo promover la salud, ayudar a quienes están en riesgo de problemas de salud, y asistir a las personas con el manejo de enfermedades crónicas.


• Promover la salud y el bienestar

• Prevenir las complicaciones relacionadas con las enfermedades crónicas
• Reducir las admisiones a los hospitales

187 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511
Todos los jueves de las 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


1er y 3er sábado de cada més de las 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

1600 Olive Chapel Road, Suite 408, Apex, 27502

Los servicios en esta ubicación se han suspendido temporalmente debido a COVID-19


2013 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

Los servicios en esta ubicación se han suspendido temporalmente debido a COVID-19


To schedule a virtual consult, please call 984-212-8859 or email:


Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach

Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach has created the Rental Assistance Fund to assist local Latino families.

Send your donations to:
Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach
P.O Box 25628, Raleigh NC 27611
or give online at

Note: Write in the memo covid19 Latino fund.

Latino families requesting assistance should send an email to:

         Neighbor to Neighbor outreach FLYER

         Want to donate? Your donation will be matched! Learn more by clicking!

Alcance vecino a vecino

El programa Neighborhood to Neighbor Outreach ha creado el Fondo de Asistencia de Alquiler para ayudar a las familias latinas locales. Envía tus donaciones a:

Alcance vecino a vecino 

P.O Box 25628, Raleigh NC 27611

o dar en línea en

Nota: Escriba en el memorando covid19 Latino fund.

Las familias latinas que soliciten asistencia deben enviar un correo electrónico a:     

         Neighbor to Neighbor Folleto

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Mobile Market Locations and Times is available to all community members AT NO COST:

Visit their website for dates, time, and contact information for your area!

Las ubicaciones y horarios de Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Mobile Market están disponibles para todos los miembros de la comunidaD GRATIS:

¡Visite su sitio web para conocer las fechas, la hora y la información de contacto de su área!



Visit the website below for more information.


1. Text FOODNC or COMIDA to 877-877 to receive a text with the three drive-thru or pick up sites with meals for kids closest to you.

2. Use the map below to find drive-thru or pick up site with meals for kids across the state.

3. Visit for information on delivery meals by bus and other updates from school districts and community partners serving meals.

4. Check your local school district's website, social media, and other communications for the most up-to-date information.

Visite el sitio web a continuación para obtener más información:


1. Envíe un mensaje de texto con FOODNC o COMIDA al 877-877 para recibir un mensaje de texto con los tres sitios de transporte o recogida con comidas para los niños más cercanos a usted.

2. Use el mapa a continuación para encontrar un lugar para conducir o recoger con comidas para niños en todo el estado.

3. Visite para obtener información sobre la entrega de comidas en autobús y otras actualizaciones de los distritos escolares y socios comunitarios que sirven comidas.

4. Consulte el sitio web de su distrito escolar local, las redes sociales y otras comunicaciones para obtener la información más actualizada.




Donaciones con los siguientes enlaces:

¿Tiene preguntas sobre el coronavirus?

Abajo puede encontrar los recursos que tratan con la pandemia COVID-19. Consiga respuestas a sus preguntas frecuentes e infórmese del desempleo y otros beneficios gubernamentales.

Por favor visite la pagina de web aquí: Recursos

Haga clic en cada artículo individual para obtener más información sobre los recursos ofrecidos.

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