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Triad Resources for COVID-19

First things first: Take Three Deep Breaths.

To help support our community as we all adjust to the new COVID-19 recommendations that have caused shifts in our day to day lives, we’re providing a list of the resources available to those in the area.

Alerts & Updates

CDC

NCDHHS
Statewide information on COVID-19. Click the button at the top of the page to translate into various languages.

Guilford County Public Health

Guilford County Social Services
Operating as normal, open 8am-5pm for walk-ins; adding a dropbox for applications/documents.
You can apply or recertify for Medicaid and food stamps online with valid email address

 

Guilford County Schools
Closed 3/16-3/27

News & Record
List of closings and contingency plans for various agencies and organizations

City of Greensboro
Operating on a reduced schedule

UNC Greensboro

Real-Time Data

 

Medical Care

NC COVID-19 Hotline (24/7)
For immediate questions call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821.
You can also text the keyword VIRUS to 336-379-5775 for this information (texting is just in English)

Cone Health / COVID-19 Screening Steps
Steps for COVID-19 screening and accessing care (includes self-assessment questions & link to e-Visit)

Cone Health / Testing for COVID-19
The Cone Health drive-thru collection center is located at 300 East Wendover Ave.
No one will be tested without an order from a physician.

Cone Health/Make an Appointment
Options for getting care including virtual visits

Cone Health/Visitation Policy
To help control the spread of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, Cone Health is restricting visitors to one
per patient at our hospitals, cancer centers and outpatient clinics and practices in most circumstances.

GCCN / Orange Card
Beginning today (3/16/20) patients can apply for the GCCN virtually since our access in the community will be limited at some point.
You can direct patients to email completed applications with supporting documents to sstaley@guilfordccn.org, share our fax number (1.800.325.1945) to send applications, or mail to our administrative office at 612 Pasteur Drive Suite 108 Greensboro, NC 27403.

GCCN / Guilford Adult Dental Clinic
Clinic is closed to patients as of 3/18/20. Patients will be rescheduled. More details to come.
Phone: 336-641-4533

Pregnant Women and Infants

Fresenius Dialysis Care

BCBS Policy

USCIS Policy on Public Charge

Triad Health Project/HIV & STI Testing
Open testing is suspended. Offices are operating on a strict appointment-only basis with phones being monitored continuously.
Phone: 336-275-1654

 

 

Food

Guilford County Schools
Grab-and-go food sites for any children up to age 18.
Starting March 18, meals — lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning — available for pickup from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. GCS as of 3/19 have added a number of mobile sites

Backpack Beginnings & Simple Gesture
Two agencies who are working to supplement GCS feeding efforts – they might be able to deliver food to individual families as a last resort. The easiest way for families to get that option is to first try the GCS phone hotlines and have clients emphasize that they cannot get to one of the other sites.
Phone: 336-332-7290

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NCFood Finder search tool

 

 

Employment & Financial Support

NC DES Unemployment Benefits
As of 5pm on 3/17/20, executive order: 1) Removes the one-week waiting period to apply for unemployment benefits for workers who lost their jobs
2) Removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time when so many potential employers are closed and social distancing guidelines are in effect
3) Allows employees who lose their jobs, or in certain cases have their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
4) Permits applicants to apply for benefits remotely by phone or online
5) Directs that employers will not be held responsible for benefits paid as a direct result of these COVID-19 claims
Phone: 888-737-0259

NCWorks
Operating on a reduced schedule

 

Mutual Aid Efforts

Greensboro, NC  Virtual Tip Jar
Mutual  Aid Organizing support for service industry workers (Restaurant, FastFood, Bar, Club, Small Business, Grocery Store, Ride Share or delivery platform)

Glenwood Helping Hands
Mutual aid provided by and for residents of the Glenwood neighborhood (check-in calls, grocery deliveries, prescription pick-up, etc). Glenwood residents can request assistance via email or phone.336-305-1005 glenwoodevents@gmail.com

 

Housing & Homeless

 

Interactive Resource Center (IRC)
Open 7am-7pm for hygiene needs; nurse on-site

 

Utilities

City of Greensboro Water
Suspending disconnections through March 31

Duke Energy
Suspending disconnections

Piedmont Natural Gas
Suspending disconnections

Spectrum/Internet
Free for 60 days for new customers – need to select new customer & be prepared for long wait times; must have someone in the household who is k-12 or college-age – free wifi & installation fees waived. After 60 days Spectrum will begin charging, so you must cancel prior to that time
Phone: 1-844-488-8395

Urban Ministries
Do have funds for emergency utility assistance. You do need an ID.
Faith Action can refer w/out an ID
Phone: 336-553-2657

 

Transportation

Greensboro Transit Authority
Greensboro Transit Authority buses will run hourly along their normal routes.

PART
As of right now, PART plans to operate regular service on all routes except Route 19.
Effective Wednesday, March 17th Route 19 service will be suspended until further notice.
Phone: 336-883-7278

 

 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Self care practices for anxiety relief, crisis hotline number, and suicide prevention hotline number

Strong Minds/Mentes Fuertes
Mental health screening, phone-based support, and case management (Spanish/English)
Phone: 336-256-8567

Family Service of the Piedmont
No walk-ins; telephonic screenings only
Phone: 336-387-6161

Court & Taxes

NC Judicial Branch
For court closings, contact your local Clerk of Court
Phone: (336) 412-7300 (Greensboro)

NC Judicial Branch
Eviction & foreclosure proceedings halted for 30 days; renters and mortgage holders should continue to make payments to stay in good standing if at all possible, per Greensboro Housing Coalition

AARP Tax Aide & VITA Tax Prep Sites
Operations suspended until further notice

 

 

Physical Activity

Greensboro Parks & Recreation
Free online physical activity resources for kids & adults

YouTube
Exercise videos for folks of all ages

Library

Greensboro Public Library
Library facilities are closed until further notice and all programs, events and meeting room bookings are canceled through April 15

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