Keeping our communities safe from coronavirus

March 15, 2020

 

The coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the racial and economic inequities embedded in our country’s systems, the effects of the coronavirus could be compounded for Black, Brown, Asian, and indigenous communities, as well as other population groups. Read more here.
 

OFFICIAL CDC CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PAGE.

OFFICIAL NC Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus Page

 

Addtional resources and articles:

 

- CDC coronavirus Fact Sheet, in English and Spanish.

 

- Resource guide from office of David Price.

 

- Summary of aid programs available to individuals and businesses.

 

- Why is social distancing so important? The Washington Post explains how to "flatten the curve."

 

- Red Cross safety and readiness page.

 

- Orange County's dedicated coronavirus page.

 

DSS is holding a food drive to benefit families impacted by COVID-19.

 

- Learn how CHCCS is providing food to students during its hiatus and how the community can help.

 

- Visit the CHCCS coronavirus updates page.

 

- Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus.

 

- Here's how to apply for unemployment benefits in NC if you're out of work due to the virus.

 

- Listen to a recording of the NAACP national tele-town hall on coronavirus.

 

UPDATE 3/23: More useful links.

 

EVENT CANCELLATIONS

 

- March 16: Orange County/Chapel Hill Census Launch Parties

- March 17: Conversations on Equity

- March 23: Poor People's Campaign Film Screening

- March 30: Expungement Clinic

- April 4: Ida B. Wells Symposium

 

We will update with new information as it becomes available...

 

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