COVID-19 Cancellations and Closures
- Wake County to Launch Free COVID-19 Testing Site This Week in Wendell: Residents who live or work near Wendell will soon have a convenient way to get tested for COVID-19. Wake County is partnering with Hephzibah Baptist Church to provide free testing later this week.
- Wake County Seniors 65+ Can Join Waiting List for Vaccine Starting Jan. 19: Wake County residents ages 65 and older and healthcare workers who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine can join Wake County's waiting list, starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. To provide the best possible customer service, Wake County Public Health is using a new system to help match the demand for shots with supply of vaccine.
- Raleigh Utility Assistance: Assistance Programs to help utility customers in need. You can also reach out at 919-996-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Duke Energy Customer Assistance During COVID-19: Residential Fact Sheet
- Duke Energy Small Business Payment Assistance: English & Spanish
- *Expanded eligibility requirements MURR - NC Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief for Small Businesses: If your business has experienced extraordinary business disruption and not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs.
- Project Share: Raleigh's Utility Bill Contribution Program, to help residents of Wendell, Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Zebulon.
- The EDA University Center at Fayetteville State University announces the Small Business & COVID-19 Recovery Training (SBCRT): Students will participate in an 8-week online course providing entrepreneurial management, business resiliency training, & economic recovery strategies. This program is being provided free of charge to all SBCRT participants.
- NC Commerce Job Retention Grant: If your business or non-profit organization experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Job Retention Grant (JRG) Program may be able to offer assistance.
- WakeHELPS: A Utility Bill Payment Assistance Program
- Capital Area NC Works Reopen Wake Training: Capital Area Workforce Development has launched Reopen Wake to support the reopening efforts of minority and women-owned businesses and businesses located in Wake County’s vulnerable communities. Eligible businesses will be able to provide employees with health and safety training to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as employees return to work and operations resume.
- Wake County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing: 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.
- Wake County's Wake Forward: Program to Assist Small Businesses. Wake Forward allocated $5 million in total to support small businesses in Wake County, with $1 million of t hat funding set aside for sole proprietor businesses.
- North Carolina Staying Ahead of the Curve: North Carolina is taking, a three-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing and trends and in consultation with members of the business community – to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives.
- North Carolina Department of Revenue COVID-19 Essential Businesses: information on essential businesses, as well as a form to request to be considered an essential business. Those seeking business determinations can also call the State's main COVID-19 number at 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162.
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: resources, information and assistance from across state government.
- Wake County's COVID-19 Website: guidance for residents, businesses, healthcare providers and nursing homes.
- CDC's Website: for health-related questions concerning COVID-19.
- Raleigh Chamber Rapid Response Website: provides information about frequently-asked questions for small businesses.
- Wake County Economic Development COVID-19 Website: information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- U.S. Small Business Administration Loans: the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.
- Save Small Business Fund: established through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide $5,000 in short-term relief to qualifying employers across the United States.
- NC Commerce Unemployment Information: the NC Employment Security Division is publishing instructions and guidance to help you understand new changes to the state's unemployment system, due to the recent impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
- NC Department of Commerce Resources for N.C. Businesses: Answers, resources to assist, and other information for managing small businesses.
- North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans for Small Businesses: a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to help support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector.
- NC Healthcare Association PSA: Stay Home
- Emergency Mini-Grants for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19: RAFI-USA will be distributing emergency mini-grants of $500 to farmers who are drastically impacted by market sales disruptions caused by COVID-19. Funding is currently limited to farmers located in North Carolina.
- NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center: Resources, information and assistance from across state government.
NCDHHS COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care: If you are an essential worker of COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations (as defined in Executive Order 121) and are in need of emergency child care because of COVID-19 closures, there are a number of resources available to ensure that your children are safe and taken care of.
- Doctor Mandy Cohen issued Secretarial Directive telling North Carolinians to stay home except for exssential activities and avoid gathering & Frequently Asked Questions (January 6)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 188 Extending Current Order Through at Least January 29 (January 6)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Exceutive Order 183 Authorizing Delivery and Carry Out of Services and Products & Frequently Asked Questions (December 21)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 181 to begin Modified Stay at Home Order & Frequently Asked Questions (December 8)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 180 Increasing Face Covering Requirements to Prevent the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 & Frequently Asked Questions (November 23)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 176 to extend Phase 3 and Implement Additional Measures & Frequently Asked Questions (November 10)
- Wake County State of Emergency Continuation (October 29)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 169 to move into Phase 3 & Frequently Asked Questions (September 30)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 163 to move into Phase 2.5 & Frequently Asked Questions (September 1)
- Governor Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 162 extending alcohol curfew (September 1)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 151 to extend Phase 2 until at least September 11 & Frequently Asked Questions (August 5)
- Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order 153 Restricting Late Night Service of Alcohol & Frequently Asked Questions (July 29)
- Governer Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order 151 to extend Phase 2 until at least August 7 & Frequently Asked Questions (July 16)
- Governor Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order No. 147 to extend Phase 2 until at least July 17 & Frequently Asked Questions (June 24)
- At 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, North Carolina will move into Phase 2 of the plan (May 21)
- At 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, North Carolina will move into Phase 1 of the plan. The Stay at Home Order remains in place with some modifications. (May 5)
- Wake County to Follow Governers Stay-At-Home Order Starting May 1 (April 29)
- Wake County Exteds Stay-at-Home Order to Protect Residents From COVID-19 (April 16)
- Governor Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order No. 121: Stay at Home Order and Strategic Directions for North Carolina in Response to Increasing COVID-19 Cases (March 27)
- Wake County Board of Commissioners Releases Proclamation of Emergency Restrictions (March 26)
- News Release: Wake County Issues Stay-at-Home Proclamation to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (March 26)
- Governor Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order No. 120: Additional Limitations on Mass Gatherings, Restrictions on Venues and Long Term Care Facilities, and Extension of School Closure Date (March 23)
- Wake Announces New Restrictions to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (March 22)
- Wake County Signed Proclamation of Emergency Restrictions (March 22)
- Wake County New Restrictions FAQs (March 22)
- Mayor Virginia Gray has Declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Wendell, North Carolina (March 17)
- The Wake County Public School System, Wake County and its partners are working together to make sure that food is available to hungry students during these unprecedented times. If you would like to volunteer to support food distribution sites, please complete the Food Security and Access Volunteer Form.
- Instructions from the CDC to make or sew Face Coverings.
- Support the Feeding the Carolinas Food Banks through donations or volunteering.
- Canceled: Community Center rentals until further notice and no new special events or rentals will be scheduled at this period.
- Canceled: All Youth T-Ball, Youth Volleyball, Youth Soccer, Youth Baseball, Youth Softball & Adult Co-ed Softball programs.
- To reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19 to our employees and the community, the Town of Wendell is cancelling all scheduled Wendell Advisory Boards until further notice.
- Wendell Park Community Center Closed to the Public
- Wendell Police Department Response to COVID-19
- Due to COVID-19, the Town Hall facility has closed to walk-in visitors, and access to Town Hall is by appointment only. Staff are on-site or working remotely to field calls and address the concerns of residents. Residents are urged to take advantage of services that can be handled over the phone or online. To schedule an appointment, please call 919-365-4450 to be directed to the appropriate party.
- The Planning Department has changed their operations for the safety of staff and visitors. View the new process here.
Public Works leaf and limb service will continue, but with reduced staffing to allow for social distancing, work may take longer to complete. We recommend the following to allow for efficient service:-Only place what yard waste out that you absolutely must get rid of, take a break on large projects as it may take longer for debris to be picked up.-Keep piles small, condensed and neat. This will allow for speedier pickup with reduced staffing.-Consider starting a compost pile for leaves, grass, mulch and other compostable items to reduce amount of debris at the curb.-Remember to not block street drains and to keep yard waste contained outside of the travel lanes. Code Enforcement may contact those who do not comply.