You do not need to apply for your stimulus payment. If you filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 and had a return deposited electronically, the IRS will use the same information to automatically deposit the funds into your account. Funds should be available by the end of April. Most adults will get $1,200. There will be an additional payment of $500 for each child age 16 or under. You can visit the IRS Get My Payment page to check the status of your payment. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear: this year's elections will be different. Physical distancing, the prospect of a poll worker shortage, and strained local resources all have implications for the ways in which we can take part and be counted.
Given these new realities, it's time for our elected officials to respond by protecting our access to the ballot.
Your state lawmakers return to Raleigh on April 28. Send them an email now (we've made it easy).
Spectrum is offering two months of free Internet services for K-12 students who do not currently have Internet in their home. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. Call 211 and provide your zip code to get a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
Vital community information on food pantries with hours, health services, mental health, domestic violence, immigration services, elder care, Department of Social Services programs.
Paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
If you or someone you know is in need of grief counseling, please reach out to Grief Share Facilitator Vonda Jones at Ebenezer UCC - 336-226-8526.
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877
Visit ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or call 866-462-3821.
Dial 211 or text COVIDNC to 898211 to get alerts on North Carolina COVID-19 updates.
Call 800-985-5990 for 24/7 crisi counseling.
Call 800-799-SAFE (7223) or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Visit cdc.gov or call 800-232-4636.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams shows you how to make a homemade mask from a bandana and two rubber bands. A handkerchief and hair ties will work as well. Remember, to test it's effectiveness, put on your mask and try to blow out a lighter held one foot from your mouth. If you can blow it out, the mask needs to be thicker. You can add a normal paper towel folded in quarters to the center of your bandana, repeat as necessary until you cannot blow out the lighter.