UNC Virtual Urgent Care 24/7 offers simple, convenient and around-the-clock care for nonemergency medical issues. 

How to Use UNC Urgent Care 24/7

There are several ways to access care through UNC Urgent Care 24/7, which is offered through MDLIVE, a provider of virtual medicine services and software. 

A virtual care doctor will visit with you through a private and secure connection. Then, the physician can diagnose problems, recommend treatment and write prescriptions. Again, people experiencing true emergencies, including chest pain, should still go to a hospital emergency department.

“Episcopal Farmworker Ministry has an emergency fund for latinx agricultural workers (including field workers and workers at meat processing plants, animal farms, nurseries, or packing houses) in Sampson, Lenoir, Harnett, Johnston, Duplin, Bladen and Wayne counties who were affected by the pandemic because of loss of work or because they tested positive for the virus and had unexpected expenses.

 

Referrals can be made to esmeralda@efwm.org. Individual workers who are interested should text COVID19 to 910.935.0316 and someone will call them back.”

 

 

**Looking for other COVID-19 resources, coordination calls, or public engagement opportunities? Visit https://bit.ly/COVID-NCIDR.**

4 tips for avoiding a Coronavirus stimulus payment scam

  1. Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text, or email.

  2. The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or to ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information.

  3. You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money.

  4. The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.

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The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law last week and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year.

The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. For example, if you take the standard deduction and give $300 to charity, you will get a $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction.  Here is the tax benefit break down for those taking standard deductions, itemized deductions, and corporate giving:

Standard Deduction
For people who take the standard deduction, the CARES ACT allows you to take a tax deduction for contributions made to qualified charitable entities up to $300 per year starting in 2020 – this deduction is “above-the-line.” The 2020 Standard deduction is $12,400 for individuals and $24,800 for married couples filing jointly. Therefore, any donation to qualifying charities of up to $300 will be added to the standard rate of deduction. This deduction applies for 2020 and beyond.

Itemized Deduction
For people who file for itemized deductions, the CARES ACT allows you to take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits on charitable giving from 60% of a taxpayer’s AGI to 100% for 2020.

Corporate Donations
For corporate donors, the CARES ACT allows an entity to take a tax deduction of up to 25% of their Adjusted Tax Income for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits from 10% of adjusted taxable income to 25% for 2020.

Mental Health

Optum has a toll-free 24 hour Emotional Support Help Line at 866-342-6892 for people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19

The National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 offers crisis counseling and emotional support 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the covid-19 outbreak

NC 2-1-1 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages.

 Locally, United Way of Wayne County is proud to provide funding and support to bring 2-1-1 to our community.  “NC 2-1-1 is an important resource every day for families in our community who may experience a crisis such as food insecurity or unemployment.  During times like this with the COVID 19 crisis, the needs of all North Carolinians will increase and I am proud 2-1-1 will be here to help,” said Sherry Archibald, United Way of Wayne County Executive Director.

 “Services like NC 2-1-1 are critical during times of emergency,” said Governor Cooper. “We need to make sure North Carolinians have access to the resources they need while we continue to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19.   Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.  Individuals who have specific needs related to food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more should dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance.  Due to expected high call volume, those wanting to stay updated on general developments with North Carolina’s response to the coronavirus crisis should sign up for 211’s text alerts by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services, and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional.  If you suspect you or someone you care for may have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, you should contact your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can call your local health department or a Federally Qualified Health Clinic for guidance.

To learn more about NC 2-1-1, visit nc211.org. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in North Carolina, go to ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT The legislation provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects public health workers, and provides important benefits to children and families.click here.


RALEIGH, May 18, 2020 — The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


People can visit redcross.org/get-help to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals, and services to support families in need. The hub will also connect people to other community resources provided by the American Red Cross and other partners. People without internet access can call 833-492-0094 for help.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone, but especially for those who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19,” said Barry Porter, Regional CEO, American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region. “Not only have these families experienced the unexpected passing of a loved one, but they are also facing additional challenges caused by this public health emergency. We want them to know that the Red Cross is here to provide compassion and support as they grieve.”
Many families have experienced a disrupted bereavement and grief process due to restrictions related to COVID-19. To help, the Red Cross has set up a virtual team of specially trained mental health, spiritual care, and health services volunteers who are:
• Connecting with families over the phone to offer condolences, support, and access to resources that may be available
• Providing support for virtual memorial services for families, including connecting with local faith-based community partners
• Hosting online classes to foster resilience and facilitate coping skills
• Sharing information and referrals to state and local agencies as well as other community organizations including legal resources for estate, custody, immigration or other issues


All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential and free.

New Spanish language version unveiled

IR-2020-83, April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS has recently released a new Spanish language version of the tool to help even more Americans get their money quickly and easily.

"The IRS is working hard to find new ways for people who don't have a filing requirement to receive their Economic Impact Payment," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The Non-Filers tool is an easy way people can register for these payments. I appreciate the work of the Free File Alliance to quickly develop a Spanish-language version of this tool to reach additional people. This is part of a wider effort to reach underserved communities."

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Additional Benefits on EBT
Families will not need to apply for the P-EBT program. P-EBT eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card. P-EBT eligible families not already enrolled in FNS will be mailed a new EBT card in the next few weeks. Families who receive a new EBT card will receive a letter from DHHS in the mail explaining how to activate and use their card.  For more information Click Here.

FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE Dial 2-1-1.

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