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Gathered at the bottom of this page is WHQR's ongoing reporting and coverage on COVID-19. In addition, below is a list of other resources pertaining to the virus.For questions/concerns about COVID-19, call the NC Coronavirus Helpline at 1-866-462-3821. To find out about the availability of community resources, call 211 or visit nc211.orgFor Brunswick County, the COVID-19 Helpline is 910-253-2339. The email is coronavirus@brunswickcountync.gov. New Hanover County's Helpline is 910-798-6800. National Resources Basic Protective Measures from the Coronavirus Coronavirus Myth Busters Coronavirus FAQs and Answers National Coronavirus Case Tracker Protecting Yourself and Your Family Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities International Travel Advisories Local ResourcesTesting in North Carolina State Case Count New Hanover County Updates and Info Brunswick County Updates and Info Pender County Updates and Info New Hanover Regional Medical Center Updates New Hanover Disaster Coalition Novant HealthDosher Memorial HospitalWAVE TransitWilmington HealthUNCWWHQR's Community Resources

COVID-19 Updates & More

This page lists and/or directs to resources available to our community during the coronavirus outbreak. Resources will be updated regularly.

Click here to view WHQR's news coverage of the coronavirus. 

Vaccines and testing:

For many, the most pressing current concerns are getting tested and vaccinated. 

The best place to find information on when and where vaccines are available in New Hanover County is at the county's vaccine website, which you can find here.

Note: You can receive info about NHC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (now under Novant), and Wilmington Health from the county's vaccine call line, or you can contact those providers directly.

  • NHC Public Health: Vaccinations can be scheduled by calling 910-798-6800 when appointments are available. Schedule online: signupgenius.com/go/nhcvaccine
  • NHRMC: Vaccinations can be scheduled at nhrmc.org/coronavirus or by calling (910) 662-2020 when appointments are available.
  • MedNorth: Visit MedNorth.orgor call 910-202-8617 for vaccine information.
  • Wilmington Health: Vaccinations can be scheduled at WilmingtonHealth.com/COVIDvaccine or by calling (910) 407-5115 when appointments are available.
  • Walgreens: Vaccinations can be scheduled online here for participating local Walgreen locations when appointments are available.
  • Harris Teeter: Vaccinations can be scheduled online here for participating Harris Teeter locations when appointments are available.

Similiar information is available from Brunswick County here. For Pender County here.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has an online index of testing sites -- Find My Testing Place - NCDHHS

Other important resources:

North Carolina's Community Resources Page

New Hanover County’s Resources & Assistance Page

Brunswick County’s Community Assistance Page

Pender County’s Community Resource Page

New Hanover Disaster Coalition

Check My Symptoms - NCDHHS

Community Care North Carolina Covid-19 Triage Plus - 1-877-490-6642


RETOOLNC, NC Department of Administration Grant

NC Department of Commerce Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief Fund (MURR)

NC Department of Commerce's Job Retention Grant (JRG)

NCDHHS Guidance for Businesses and Opertions

Count on Me Program

UNCW Swain Center Resources -- For Executive Education & Economic Development

NCDHHS Resources for Businesses and Employers

Brunswick County's Resources for Businesses

Support from the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Cape Fear Community College Small Business Center

Disaster Assistance Loan

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

  • With New Hanover County, the Chamber has set up a Business Emergency Operations Center. The dedicated number for this Center is 910-762-2611. The email is businesseoc@wilmingtonchamber.org. This service is for any business in the region in need of assistance.

Housing Support

  • NC Hope Program - For residents who are behind on rent or utilities due to Covid-19

Childcare Services

NC Courts Update


Brunswick County Schools' Online Educational Resources/Video Tutorials

New Hanover County Schools' Social Distance Learning

Pender County Schools' ClassLink


NC Kids Digital Library


Food Services 

Text FOODNC to 877-877 to find free meal sites

Cape Fear Food Council

New Hanover County Food Assistance Resource Guide

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

New Hanover County Schools

Brunswick County Schools

Pender County Schools

Brigade Boys & Girls Club

Salvation Army of the Cape Fear

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Brunswick Family Assistance

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) - NCDHHS

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

Mental Health

Restaurants, Dine-out and Delivery:


  • Clickhere to find out the latest about WAVE's transportation routes.


  • To apply for unemployment insurance, visit the NC Department of Commerce’s website. There is specific information for filing due to COVID-19.
  • Financial assistance help through Help Hub, by calling 910-769-5357.


  • If you are a student or faculty member of UNCW and have questions about COVID-19, contact the Student Health Center at 910-962-3280 or 910-962-0587 or by email at coronavirus@uncw.edu.
  • The Counseling Center's number is 910-962-3746.

Volunteer Services
Share Cape Fear

United Way of the Cape Fear Area

Recovered COVID-19 patients can choose to donate their plasma to the Red Cross