WHQR’s Coronavirus Community Resources

Mar 23, 2020

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. 


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


NCDHHS Resource 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 Reovery 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.

Childcare Services

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services opened up a hotline in partnership with the State Child Care Resource and Referral Network. The Department is offering the hotline to help critical workers find childcare options for kids up to 12 years old. Examples of these workers are grocery store employees, healthcare workers, and first responders. The hotline’s number is 1-888-600-1685.
  • COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care


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 

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


From New Hanover County officials

  • Grocery and other retail stores are not included in mandatory closures and continue to operate while maintaining guidance of social distancing and increased cleanliness. 
  • Food and supplies are available and many establishments are dedicating time to older adults and those with underlying health concerns to shop during quiet times to reduce risk. 
  • Residents are encouraged to support local business while adhering to guidance to reduce risk, such as using online services, purchasing gift cards and ordering take out or delivery.

Mental Health

Restaurants, Dine-out and Delivery:


  • Until further notice, Wave Transit has suspended fare collection for all fixed route bus service. Boardings will be moved to the rear door of buses. Front door ramp access will be reserved for people with disabilities. WAVE has also closed all their transfer facilities.


  • 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