Coronavirus coverage in North Carolina, July 14, 2020
This is WRAL's coverage of the coronavirus outbreak for July 14, 2020.
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How much and when: Check your stimulus payment
The federal government has started making direct deposits to tens of millions of Americans to help people survive financially in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The health crisis has evolved into an economic crisis as businesses and schools shut down to slow the spread of the virus.
Grocery stores begin returning to regular operating hours
As of mid-May, many grocery stores and drug stores have returned to normal operating hours. Some have ended their senior and at-risk shopping hours as well. Read on for the details.
Updated list: What's open, closed across NC
On March 30, 2020, at 5 p.m., a statewide "stay-at-home" order goes into effect in North Carolina. The order expands the list of public places ordered to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus, lowers the limit for the number of people at gatherings to 10, requires people keep 6 feet apart when out of the house and extends the closing of public schools through May 15.
List: Stores offering dedicated shopping hours for seniors
Updated July 6: There are still multiple grocery stores here in the Triangle offering dedicated shopping hours for seniors to help reduce their risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for the list including grocery stores, drug stores, big box stores and warehouse clubs.
List of resources to help seniors get groceries and prescriptions
Many businesses and organizations are offering delivery and drive-through services to help seniors and those who are at-risk reduce contact and still find the essentials they need. Read on for a growing list of resources including free prescription delivery, free curbside grocery pick-up, grocery delivery options and food pantry assistance.
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