CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
We want to help you navigate through this crisis by helping to provide various community resources that are available to you and your families.
Hope Station - Pantry hours remain intact on Monday, Wednesday, and Fri mornings, 9:00-11:30 am.
Wilson County Schools - Wilson County Schools will be serving meals to all students at no cost through the entire 2020-2021 school year. Listed below are changes occurring in October 26, 2020.
-Meals will no longer be sent home with face-to-face students prior to their Remote Learning days, but there are several options for curbside pickup for those students as well as students in the Virtual Academy.
- On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, middle schools will be open for curbside pickup from 12-1.
- On Wednesdays, all 23 traditional schools (which do not include Daniels Learning Center or the early colleges) will provide curbside meals to students from 11:30-1:30.
- High schools will continue to serve curbside meals Monday through Friday from 11:30-1:30.
The list is subject to change at any time. If you are looking for meals for kids when schools are closed, the best way is to text FOODNC to 877-877 or going to the USDA Find Meals for Kids website.
If You Are in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. 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. Or call the local screening hotline: 252-399-7086 BEFORE going to see your doctor.
If You Are in Need of Assistance:
Call the Wilson Crisis Center at 252-237-5156 for assistance. Or 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 epidemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. 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
Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
NC Division of Public Health
United Way of Wilson
Wilson County Health Department
World Health Organization
American Red Cross - The American Red Cross is continuing to serve people who have experienced a home fire or other natural disasters and local Red Cross Disaster Responders still have 24-hour access to obtain supplies, equipment, etc. to allow for service delivery. There is a severe blood shortage due to the Coronavirus outbreak! Click HERE to schedule an appointment or find out other ways you can help.
Wilson County Schools - For information on WCS Remote Learning & Virtual Academy, locations for free Wi-Fi locations, Student Re-Entry plan and more, visit wilsonschoolsnc.net.
Rethink ED is offering their Social and Emotional learning (SEL) platform for free through the remainder of the school year to School Districts. They have also developed an SEL Toolkit for Districts to use as a resource for communities.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation for managing emotions, having healthy relationships, understanding and empathizing with others, being responsible and safe, and learning to cope with difficult situations and manage our stress, emotions, anxiety, and fear during this unprecedented situation.
Rethink Ed SEL is a comprehensive K-12 online platform that provides many opportunities for students of all ages and abilities, teachers, administrative staff, and parents to develop their social emotional skills. We provide on-demand professional development videos, grade level videos and curriculum that promotes well-being, connectedness and success for all students and adults.
The SEL Toolkit can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.
In addition, Rethink ED just released two new expert-led webinars that can be used to support addressing stress that this uncertainty can cause.
Steven Tobias, Psy.D
Director of the Center for Child & Family Development
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in these Uncertain Times
Blaise Aguirre, MD
Medical Director at McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/Harvard Medical School
Dealing with Emotional Stress of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic
In North Carolina, homeschool families file their intent to homeschool with the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (NCDPNE). NCDPNE takes applications July 1 – April 30.