The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge-for our communitY and for people everywhere-in ways that we
are only now beginning to understand.
United Way of Pitt County has been carefully tracking the local impact of COVID-19. Our number one priority is the safety and health of our team members, partners, community members, family members, and others. There are many in our community who are working hard to ensure that all our neighbors are cared for. United Way of Pitt County is committed to being there at every stage of this crisis as it unfolds.
HOW DOES UNITED WAY HELP?
United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. United Way is on the front lines, mobilizing to provide accurate information and vital services and support for those struggling to get by during this crisis. Every year, NC 2-1-1 specialists answers hundreds of thousands of requests by phone, text, chat and email to connect people with disaster, food, housing, utility, health care resources and more. There is no other network in the country with a similar pulse on our America's needs.
United Way of Pitt County is committed to standing with our communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected.
Here are a few things you should know about what we are doing now. We encourage you to refer back to this page periodically to learn what we are doing locally to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the region, and what you can do to help.
FOR LOCAL CRITICAL INFORMATION
Pitt County Government countywide information including muncipalities, colleges, schools and other services.
City of Greenville information on city services, programs and meetings.
Pitt County Public Schools latest updates.
Latest from Governer Roy Cooper
Updates from NC DHHS
CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know
United Way of NC and our NC 2-1-1 team members are working with the Governor’s office and the NC Department of Health and Human Services as well as local government and emergency management teams to ensure a seamless local response to inquiries about community resources that are available to people experiencing hardships as a result of this crisis.
As this event unfolds, 2-1-1 will be a critical resource for our emergency response teams statewide.
Please remember—and share with others—that you can dial 2-1-1 24/7 to speak with a specialist who can direct you to any number of health and human service resources in our community - during a crisis like this or at any other time in your life.
FOR ANYONE IN NEED
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Call your local health department for further guidance. Before going to a health care provider, clinic, hospital or emergency room, call ahead to tell them about your symptoms and how you think you may have been exposed to the virus.
North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call that number: 866-462-3821
We have made the decision to minimize exposure to staff and gone to virtual meetings wherever possible. When meeting in person is only way we are following guidelines on social distancing. We continue to monitor the CDC and local health department guidance. We will take further action as warranted to further decrease potential exposure to the Coronavirus. We remain fully committed to the Pitt County community, and all team members are prepared to continue working remotely if we need to close the office.
FOR FUNDED PARTNERS
We don't anticipate any disruption or changes to the way we serve our partners and their clients. We will communicate any anticipated impacts or adjustments to the way we serve our nonprofit community in a timely manner.
We recognize that the Coronavirus could potentially impact your clients and the way your organizations are adapting to support. If you’re planning to add programming to support clients during this time period, please share that information with NC 2-1-1 through this form. They’re collecting statewide economic hardship resources so that they can best direct our neighbors in need to the places best suited to support them.
The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has compiled a pandemic resource list that can also help to guide your organization’s strategy moving forward.
For Corporate Partners
United Way team members are continuing to work remotely and we don’t at this time anticipate any disruption or changes to planned workplace giving campaigns. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your contact. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.