It is Josh’s mission to ensure that you have the facts about COVID-19 to staying informed and to stay safe. As an Army veteran, Josh knows how important having good intel is to the success of the mission. This portion of Josh’s campaign website is dedicated to giving you reliable information to help with you in this time of crisis.
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Exposure & Symptoms
Statewide COVID-19 Case Count Updates
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Get the latest on the state’s response to COVID-19. Text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.
Henderson County, NC
Text COVIDNC to 898-211 to sign up for announcements and updates.
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to get connected to resources.
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
MANNA FoodBank staff is working with county and state government agencies, Feeding the Carolinas, Feeding America, and many other organizations to address the impact on Western North Carolina and the thousands of residents and families we serve. They will continue to keep the website updated with important and relevant information as they work to address the most acute issues coming out of this situation.
The American Red Cross Western North Carolina Chapter serves a population of more than 775 thousand people in the counties of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey.
Food Assistance Hotline
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
CALL OR TEXT: 919-231-4525 | 1-877-235-4525
Domestic violence support and crisis response (828) 254-0516
Free legal services for low-income individuals who need help with healthcare, housing, and abuse. Apply for services online or call (828) 253-0406 or toll free 1-800-489-6144.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses that are suffering economic losses due to COVID-19. Affected businesses may apply for low interest SBA disaster loans.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or 1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important unemployment changes that will offer some help to workers who have lost jobs or hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Gov. Cooper has secured a federal disaster declaration. This will allow North Carolinians who don’t qualify for unemployment currently to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance. Examples: independent contractors and temporary employees.