COVID-19 Local Resident and Business Resources and Information

Post Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:15pm to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:00am


Mayor James Roberson Proclamation Update 5/29/2020:

Mayor James Roberson has updated the Emergency Proclamation, allowing for the opening of the Knightdale Recreation Center on June 8th, 2020 for camp ONLY, and the Knightdale Community Pool and Clubhouse to be opened June 13th, 2020.  Public Safety facilities and services will remain open, but all other facilities will remain closed, including Knightdale Town Hall.

May 29th - Updated Proclamation

Wake County Dashboard - Resident and Business Guidance

Town Council Meetings:

In order to maintain the safety of Town residents, Council, and staff, the Knightdale Town Council Work Session scheduled for Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically.

The Town Council meeting will be live-streamed on the Town’s YouTube page (

To listen to the meeting via telephone, please contact the Town Clerk, Heather Smith, at (919) 217-2225 or for instructions.

General Public Comment or comments for Public Hearing ZMA-8-19 Parkstone Townhomes will be accepted in the following ways:

1) Public Comment form on the Town’s website

2) Written comment through the Drop Box at Town Hall
(950 Steeple Square Ct. Knightdale, NC 27545)

3) Voicemail message:
(919) 217-2289 - Public Comment
(919) 217-2290 – Parkstone

Comments MUST include name and address and be received 24 hours in advance to be shared during the meeting. Any comments received up to 24 hours after the meeting will be included in the official record.

Food Availability:

COVID-19 P-EBT Program (as of 5/7/2020)

North Carolina has received approval from the USDA to begin a new Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program. This program will help families who have been impacted by school closings due to COVID-19 purchase food for their children.

The program provides benefits on an EBT card to North Carolina families whose children, under the age of 18, would receive free and reduced lunch as part of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act at participating schools.

P-EBT benefits will be issued from the Department of Public Instruction files for children enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. There is no application process to receive P-EBT benefits.

Meals for Children

Wake County Public Schools, Interfaith Food Shuttle and other community partners are coming together to provide meals to children across Wake County while schools are dismissed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mobile markets are also available to provide shelf-stable meals for families.

Find your meal site or mobile market

Comidas para niños

El Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Wake, Interfaith Food Shuttle y otros socios comunitarios están trabajando juntos a proveer comidas a niños a través del condado mientras que las escuelas estén cerradas debido al COVID-19. Unos mercados móviles también están disponibles a proveer comidas que no necesitan refrigeración. 

Encuentra su sitio de comidas o mercado móvil aquí

Food Pantries

Community Food Pantries are open across Wake County to help provide food for families during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call your nearest pantry before you arrive to confirm their hours and availability:

Find your nearest community pantry information

Bancos de alimentos

Bancos comunitarios de alimentos están abiertos a través del Condado de Wake, ayudando a proveer alimentos para familias durante el COVID-19. Por favor, llama a su banco más cercano antes de llegar para confirmar sus horas y disponibilidad.

Encuentra su socio comunitario más cercano aquí.

Emergency Food Boxes

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC will be offering Emergency Food Boxes for families at select Meal Distribution Sites. Meal boxes will be available every Friday at rotating sites across Wake County. These boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Boxes will contain shelf-stable food (dry & canned goods). No ID is required to pick up a box!

Please check the Wake County COVID-19 Food Resources Page for this week's box

Cajas de alimentos de emergencia

El Inter-Faith Food Shuttle y el Food Bank del Centro y Este Carolina del Norte van a ofrecer cajas de alimentos de emergencia para familias en sitios de distribución de comidas. Cajas de alimentos están disponibles por orden de llegada desde 11 de la mañana a la una de la tarde. Las cajas contienen alimentos que no necesitan refrigeración (productos enlatados y más). ¡No necesita identificación para llevar una caja!

Por favor, usa la página de Recursos de Comida en el sitio del COVID-19 del Condado de Wake para los sitios con cajas por esta semana.



Duke Energy:

Duke Energy is temporarily suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees effective March 21. There are currently no fees to use credit/debit cards

To help residential customers who may not be able to leave home during the pandemic, Duke Energy has worked with their vendors to waive fees for credit or debit card payments effective March 21. They are also waiving fees for late-payments and returned checks and have suspended disconnections for all customers.

Business customers can take advantage of several free electronic payment options, including electronic fund transfer or electronic data interchange (EDI). You can learn more on their website.

Duke Energy Frequently Asked Questions

Duke Energy Updates


City of Raleigh Public Utilities:

In response to the expanding COVID-19 public health emergency, Raleigh Water is temporarily suspending all water service disconnects due to non-payment of City of Raleigh utility bills. During this time, they want to ensure all Raleigh Water customers have access to clean drinking water and wastewater services. They will continue to monitor guidance from public health agencies and will provide updates on this policy moving forward.

To help limit person-to-person interactions during this current State of Emergency, we encourage customers to avoid paying bills in person by using alternate payment methods, including by mail, their online portal or by calling 919-996-3245.

City of Raleigh Water Website


Dominion Energy:

Dominion Energy will not shut off your power or gas for nonpayment. People rely on Dominion to meet critical needs, and they should not have to worry about losing service during this critical time. They have suspended all service disconnections as individuals, families, businesses, and communities pull together to meet our collective needs. They know the communities they serve rely on Dominion to provide an essential service. They remain committed to providing reliable energy service 24-7.

Dominion Energy is reconnecting residential customers whose services were shut off. If your service was previously shut off for nonpayment, please contact Dominion Energy and they will work with you to restore your service.

Dominion Energy is here to help. For everyone’s safety, they ask customers who pay bills in person to choose one of the other options provided, including online bill payment; payment by mail; credit card or debit card payment; and automatic bank draft. They encourage you to use their online digital tools and automated phone option for routine self-service and 24/7 account access, as call wait times may be longer than usual.

If you are facing financial difficulties, please contact Dominion Energy. You may be eligible for short-term payment extensions and long-term payment assistance. They also provide tips on how to lower your bill.

For those customers who face a severe financial strain, Dominion Energy offers energy assistance.

Dominion Energy COVID-19 Information


Wake Electric:

Wake Electric will not disconnect for nonpayment at this time, late fees will still apply for late payments. Wake Electric encourages its members to continue to make payments during this time so that they can avoid late fees and to keep their balance from getting too large to handle.

Wake Electric COVID-19 Information



NC Chamber of Commerce:

Guide for Businesses


Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce / Wake Economic Development:

Wake County Economic Development has put together a great resource page for the business community. This includes information for the SBA Disaster Loans and the Golden Leaf Foundation Emergency Loans.

Raleigh/Wake COVID-19 Information