COVID-19 and the United Way of the Greater Triangle Community
United Way of the Greater Triangle has been carefully tracking the local impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our number one priority is the safety and health of our team members, partners, community members, family members, and others. At this time, we feel it’s important to take measures that will help protect everyone from potential exposure.
As we’re sure you’re aware, there are at least 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the Triangle and social distancing tactics to limit its further spread will have an impact on everyone — including the community members being served by United Way’s nonprofit partners.
We feel it’s important to be as transparent as possible in all communications and especially during times of concern. Below you’ll find information pertaining to your own relationship with United Way.
For any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have team members actively monitoring incoming emails to ensure quick responses.
We have made the decision to close United Way of the Greater Triangle’s offices from March 16-27 as a preemptive way to decrease potential exposure to the Coronavirus. We remain fully committed to the Greater Triangle community, and all team members will continue working remotely.
United Way team members will do their very best to move forward with planned meetings, phone calls, and more but will reach out as soon as possible if there’s a need to reschedule anything. Thank you for your understanding.
For Funded Partners:
We don’t anticipate any disruption or changes to the way that 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.
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. We also don’t anticipate hosting any large-scale volunteer events during this time period.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your contacts on the Philanthropy team. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
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
NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this time period. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org.