COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Current Status

The Town of Wake Forest is under a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of North Carolina has entered Governor Cooper's Safer at Home Phase 2, which eases some of the restrictions put forth in the Stay at Home order issued in April. Some restrictions to occupancy, gathering size, and business operations are in effect for the duration of this phase.

The Wake Forest Town Hall is open weekdays from 8 am-3 pm. All other staffed facilities are closed to the public. All Wake Forest-sponsored events have been canceled until further notice. 


What Wake Forest is Doing

To reduce the risk of exposure to our employees and community, the Town of Wake Forest has implemented the following measures:

  • In accordance with Executive Order (EO) 147, all visitors to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and other Town facilities must wear a face mask or face covering.

  • Allowing many Town employees to work remotely

  • Holding meetings in person only when absolutely necessary

  • Restricting business travel and conferences, trainings, or meetings as well as any business travel by airline during this time

  • Asking employees to wash hands upon entering the building each morning, and any time they enter a different Town facility

  • Janitorial services have been advised to thoroughly wipe and sanitize door handles, stair rails, and light switches when cleaning Town facilities

  • Deep clean sanitation plans are in place for all Town facilities


What We're Asking of You

The Novel Corona virus, aka COVID-19, is a respiratory disease first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. There are measures you can and should take to avoid becoming infected with COVID-19:

  • Stay home as much as possible. Please only travel away from your home for essential needs. 

  • Wear a face covering in indoor spaces and in outdoor spaces when unable to physically distance from others
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue

  • Discard tissues after a single use

  • Follow the CDC's travel guidance

  • Maintain social distancing of six feet from other people

Those most at risk if infected with COVID-19 are older adults, people with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease, those with compromised immune systems and long-time smokers. To prevent getting sick and the impact of COVID-19, people who meet these risk factors should avoid going out in public as much as possible.


Phase Two

As Key Indicators Remain Stable, North Carolina Moves to Safer At Home Phase 2

Frequently Asked Questions About Phase 2

Executive Order 147

FAQs for EO 147


Recent Town of Wake Forest Updates

August 6, 2020

“WakeHELPS” program pays past-due utility bills for residents affected by COVID-19

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 claims Town events through October

June 26, 2020

Face coverings mandatory in public effective today at 5 pm

May 26, 2020

Planning & Engineering Departments Update

May 22, 2020

Town offers update ahead of Safer At Home Phase Two

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 causes cancellation of several summer events

May 12, 2020

Virtual BOC meeting May 19

May 8, 2020

Town offers update ahead of Stay-At-Home Phase One

May 6, 2020

Yard Waste Collection to resume Monday

Town News


COVID-19 Questions?

Specific questions about your risk

email or call 919-856-7044.
Someone from Wake County's public health team will return your message within the next business day.

General feedback


Health-related questions

email or call 919-856-7044

Business-related questions

call 919-856-7420 County

The Wake County Health Department is our local source for health-related information. 

Go directly to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) webpage.

Wake County has launched a new dashboard that provides important and current data about how COVID-19 is affecting our community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specific questions about COVID-19 and your risk

email or call 919-856-7044.
Someone from Wake County's public health team will return your message within the next business day.

General feedback

Health-related COVID-19 questions

email or call 919-856-7044

Business-related COVID-19 questions


NC Department of Health & Human Services

The NC Department of Health & Human Services  is the state authority for health-related concerns.

NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages.

A Citizen Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-866-462-3821.

To submit questions online, visit and select "chat." For more information, click here.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national authority for health-related concerns. 

Go directly to the CDC's COVID-19 (coronavirus) webpage.

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

How to Prepare

The Town of Wake Forest urges residents to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing common health measures, such as washing your hands, covering your mouth, staying home when you’re sick, and cleaning surfaces and frequently touched items. Residents are also encouraged to check on family members, friends or neighbors who may be high-risk.

Residents are encouraged to prepare for the impact of COVID-19 as you would for other emergencies:

  • Make a Plan

    • Plan for social distancing and other prevention measures.

    • Limit the need to go out in public by utilizing services like delivery of groceries and other goods.

  • Build a Kit

    • Have non-perishable food and water, medications and anything you need to stay home to limit the risk of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in your household.

  • Stay Informed

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Communications & Public Affairs Director
COVID-19 Questions?

Specific questions about your risk

General feedback

Health-related questions 

Business-related questions

Communications Resources