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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

CDC.gov is a great source of information about COVID-19. The site has information about how to precautions that you may take to reduce the chance of infection with Coronavirus. It also provides information on social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting recommendations, what to do if you are sick, etc. The link to the COVID-19 page is here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

  • COVID-19 text information and updates are available. To sign up, text COVIDNC to 898211

Financial Assistance

NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is now available for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dial 211. Enter Zip Code.

Utilities

Cleanenergy.org– This site is tracking which utilities are suspending disconnections during the Coronavirus outbreak.

EBT/Food Stamps

Expensify.org Offers Reimbursements to SNAP Recipients

During the COVID-19 crisis, Expensify.org will reimburse families on SNAP benefits to purchase additional essential goods. Individuals will need to share a receipt (dated on or after March 1st) and the organization will reimburse up to $50 for essential goods and groceries purchased with a SNAP card.

Food Pick-Up and Delivery Services

Food Lion: Order online and pick up in store. Go to foodlion.com

Lowes Food: Online order and drive through pick up. Go to lowesfood.com

Walmart: Online order and drive through pick up. Go to Walmart.com

Instacart: grocery shopping and delivery service – Instacart.com

Door Dash: Free delivery for orders $10 or more. Visit doordash.com

Uber Eats: Free delivery on your first order of $15 or more.  Visit ubereats.com

Grubhub: grubhub.com

Pharmacy Delivery

CVS

Sanford Pharmacy

Student Loans

During the COVID-19 crisis, Department of Education owned loans now have an interest rate of 0% effective March 13, 2020. You may also apply for a forbearance during this time with your loan servicing company. For continued updates go to StudentAid.gov

Mental Health

Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world.  If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

WiFi

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has made free WiFi accessible from its parking lot.

Internet Service Providers

During the COVID-19 crisis, many internet service providers are providing free service for several weeks including Spectrum. Additionally, the National Locator Tool for Low-Cost Internet Service is available. Just type in your zip code and it shows the best offers in your area.

www.everyoneon.org/find-offers

Low-Cost Devices