Hospitals across the state of North Carolina are taking steps to ensure that they are ready for the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, expected to come to North Carolina at the end of April. Many hospitals, including UNC Health Care, have limited visiting and nonessential surgeries, but one of the major strains is the lack of personal protective equipment and the long hours now confronting workers. "For the COVID ICU patients, it was just me," Dr. Thomas Bice said. "In addition to the usual thinking about critical care that I had to do, we all had to take on some additional administrative duties, like fielding phone calls or writing notes or writing orders, that are more along the lines of what often the residents take care of."
In wake of the mass economic uncertainty the coronavirus continues to pose, many local restaurants have taken to GoFundMe as a means to collect donations for employees affected by the new restrictions dining services face.
Takout Central is trying to help Chapel Hill restaurants make it through the pandemic with a new discount option.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local restaurants are closing their doors. However, many will continue to serve takeout and utilize a curbside pickup system, with the help of the Town of Chapel Hill allowing free street parking during this time.
Cooper explained in a statement on March 10 that he declared the state of emergency because it will help the government take necessary precautions and will allow for more supplies and funding to be provided to the state.
Erika Bales, a candidate in the Democratic primary race for district court judge, said she was informed that she is not eligible to be the Democratic candidate on the ballot in the November election because she is registered as unaffiliated.
Carrboro's poet laureate Fred Joiner is expanding his efforts to integrate art and poetry into Orange County through new projects.
The crowd of protestors, which stretched from West Morgan Street to East Hargett Street, included social justice advocates from Chapel Hill and all across the state.
During the Carrboro Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, council members and residents shared their opinions on the coal power plant. As on their agenda, the town council aimed to speak out against UNC and urge the University to close down the power plant by 2023.
Orange County Emergency Services provided updates on their efforts to keep residents safe, including their efficiency in transporting patients and their partnership with fire stations across the county.