COVID-19 Resources

Below is a list of community resources for COVID-19: 


Rental Assistance

The HOPE Program



WakeMed Free Clinics



NC Restaurant Workers Relief Grant

Dorcas Ministries (Must be a Cary resident to apply)

U.S. Department of Labor - Family and Medical Leave Act

Wake Helps - Utility Bill Payment Assistance Program



North Carolina Department of Commerce - Filing for unemployment benefits

1. File a claim for unemployment (can cite COVID-19 as reason for unemployment)
2. Complete your Weekly Certifications
3. Check your claim status

Food Assistance

**NEW** Healthy Helping - (in English) (en Espanol)

Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina 

Currently Operating Food Pantries in Wake County

Wake County Public School System - Free Meals for Children

Sheetz - Free Meal Bags




GoRaleigh Access


Other Resources

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Information and Updates

North Carolina 211 - Crisis Assistance 

U.S. Small Business Administration - Disaster Relief Loans

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina - NC Business Relief Resources


What should I do if I'm sick?

If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), please seek medical attention right away. 

Click here to see the CDC's recommendations on how to help prevent the spread of the virus.


Do I need to get tested?

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.