The Novel Corona virus, now renamed COVID-19, is a respiratory disease first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

Currently, the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 in North Carolina is still low. However, there are measures you can and should take to remain healthy:

  • Stay home if you are ill;
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water;
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue;
  • Discard tissues after a single use;
  • Follow the CDC's travel guidance.


Town of Wake Forest Update
The Town of Wake Forest is working closely with local health officials to receive the latest information about COVID-19.

On Tuesday, March 10, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in North Carolina to stem the spread of the virus. As part of the state of emergency, people 65 and older and those with health problems (such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease, those with compromised immune systems and long-time smokers) are encouraged to avoid large gatherings.
 
In response, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre canceled the March 12 Dementia Awareness Education Workshop "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's." To date, this is the only Town event that has been canceled or otherwise impacted by COVID-19.

As of now, we will proceed with all currently scheduled programs, events and classes. However, a s monitoring continues, depending on the risk of COVID-19 in the area, future events may be canceled at any time, with little to no notice. In the event changes occur, we will promptly provide clear updates on our website and through our array of communications resources .

In the meantime, we are urging people who are at-risk and those who have a respiratory illness to avoid attending events for the time being. In addition, we encourage all community members to consider the following:


Moving forward, we plan to increase hand washing and sanitation stations at Town facilities and will continue to regularly wipe down surfaces and frequently-touched items, including handrails and door handles. In addition, we will not, for now, add any new in-person events to the calendar.

Finally, we have created a COVID-19 portal on our website to share information and provide updates. The page includes links to the websites of local, state, and national health experts, along with other useful information about COVID-19. We will update the webpage as circumstances warrant.


FAQs
The situation with COVID-19 is evolving. To help provide you with facts and allay your concerns Wake County created and is continually adding to a list of frequently asked questions .


Contact Information
If you have specific questions about COVID-19 and your risk, email  covid19.questions@wakegov.com  or call 919-856-7044 and someone from Wake County’s public health team will return your message within the next business day.

Additional updates will be provided as needed.
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