|COVID-19 – in Forsyth County
United Way prioritizes a Healthy Forsyth County for all residents, so we are very concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in our community, here in the United States, and across the world. Precautions we all take now may slow the spread of disease and save lives – and they may help to lessen the strain on our healthcare system. And now that COVID-19 is in Forsyth County, we must all be extra careful in how we gather and interact with each other.
With the health of residents, donors, volunteers, and staff of top importance, United Way is postponing our upcoming Casino Night, scheduled for March 20. We will provide updated details once a new date has been selected. Future events will be evaluated as this complex situation develops, and we will notify attendees as soon as possible with any updates.
United Way will keep vigilantly monitoring directives, talking with our community partners, and implementing our own measures to ensure the incredible work we support in the community continues to make a difference in people’s lives.
At this time, we also hope you continue to think about the less fortunate, elderly, and those with underlying conditions who are at greater risk. United Way is already working with our community partners to develop a plan to ensure vulnerable residents receive the help they need.
Especially in today’s challenging times, we thank you for Living United.
|For Anyone in Need – or for More Information
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Call your local health department for further guidance. Before going to a health care provider, clinic, hospital or emergency room, call ahead to tell them about your symptoms and how you think you may have been exposed to the virus.
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.
We strongly encourage you to visit the websites below and follow their recommendations carefully. Your own healthcare provider and your employer can also be good sources of advice.
The Centers for Disease Control
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Forsyth County Health Department – or your local health department
|NC 211 – Coronavirus Response
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. 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.
211 is taking steps to enhance service to their existing callers with additional information on COVID-19. They will also be tracking economic hardship resources to meet the many needs we anticipate will surface as a result of the epidemic.
NC 211 continues to be an important resource during this difficult time by ensuring citizens have access to the health and human services resources they will need the most in the coming weeks.