Virus Relief

Chatham County Coronavirus Update

Nonprofits can apply for Chatham County COVID-19 Response Funding:
Funds are being distributed to nonprofit agencies providing critical human services to Chatham residents. All agencies receiving COVID-19 response funds must be currently funded by United Way and/or Chatham County. These agencies have been thoroughly vetted through the annual review process component of both United Way and Chatham County’s annual funding process, which was conducted and completed last month. Eligible organizations may CLICK HERE for more information.

Make a Donation to the Chatham County COVID-19 Response Fund:
The United Way of Chatham County and Chatham County Government are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Chatham County COVID-19 Response Fund.   

The Chatham County COVID-19 Response Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families impacted by the virus. United Way and the County will coordinate with local nonprofits to determine ongoing needs and fund distribution. CLICK HERE to donate. 100% of your donation will be distributed to front-line nonprofits addressing urgent and critical needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Areas of anticipated need include:

  • Food insecurities among homebound seniors and families with children
  • Childcare services
  • Financial support like rental assistance
  • Medical access such as transportation, prescription refills and homebound supports
  • Mental Health Services

Anyone in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821.

Anyone in Need of Assistance:
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this pandemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org

COVID-19 Text Updates:
NC 2-1-1, is sending text updates and tips related to COVID-19. Simply text COVIDNC to 898211 to begin receiving the text messages.

Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and practice social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.  

Links to Community Information and Resources:

Click here for the latest from NC Governor Roy Cooper

Click here for NC DHHS Updates

Click here for Chatham County School Updates

Click here for Chatham County Government Updates

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