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For immediate questions, call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 866-462-3821 or 2-1-1.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY News 2 is providing daily coronavirus updates with the latest information from emergency leaders, the state's task force, health departments, universities, school districts and a lot more.


9:10 p.m. - “Audience @ the A” presented by Lyn Koonce Music and Gate City Live featuring Triad Area Musicians announced they will host ‘Sundays in April’ at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Find out more about the outdoor event that encourages social distancing on their website. The announcement said the event will also be streamed online.

7:55 p.m. - President Trump says he believes the NFL season will start on time in a meeting with sports commissioners and warns U.S. will face its 'toughest weeks ahead'.

5:30 p.m. - President Trump says the Republican National Convention in North Carolina will be 'great' despite coronavirus

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4:30 p.m. - White House Coronavirus Task Force hold a briefing. 

1:50 p.m. - Wyndham Championship Instagram account pays respects to Fred Starr. 

"We are deeply saddened that our friend, long-time supporter, board member and 1991 honorary chairman, Fred Starr, passed away," the post read. 

RELATED: Wyndham Championship Instagram account pays respects to Fred Starr

12:27 p.m.Update sent from Caswell County Health Department 

The Caswell County Health Department announced Saturday its second case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the county. The Health Department received notification from the State Public Health Lab that a resident tested positive for the virus. The affected individual is in isolation at home following exposure to a known positive COVID-19 case elsewhere in North Carolina. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided. 

12:16 p.m. - According to the NCDHHS, there are now 2,402 cases of coronavirus in North Carolina and 24 deaths. 

11:57 a.m. - Update sent from Forsyth County Government 

Eight new cases have been reported since yesterday’s daily briefing was issued. The County’s total case count is eighty-eight. Of the eighty-eight, thirty-seven have recovered. The case count is subject to change throughout the day but will only be reported once per day.

11:00 a.m. - Walmart regulating the number of customers in stores. 

"We want to encourage customers to bring the fewest number of people per family necessary to shop, allow for space with other customers while shopping, and practice social distancing while waiting in lines," said Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. 

RELATED: Walmart regulating number of customers in stores amid coronavirus outbreak

10:00 a.m. - Coronavirus screenings of prison staff now system-wide. The North Carolina Division of Prisons has now implemented staff coronavirus medical screenings that include temperature checks at every prison, this effort is to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19 into prisons. 

RELATED: Coronavirus screenings of prison staff now system-wide


Remember facts, not fear when talking about the coronavirus. You should take the same measures recommended by health leaders to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. That means washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.


It is important to make sure the information you are getting about the coronavirus is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. Be careful not to spread misinformation about coronavirus on social media. 

For more information visit the CDC OR NCDHHS


The state also has a special hotline set up where you can call 866-462-3821 for more information on the coronavirus. You can also submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org or select chat to talk with someone about the virus.

You can also text keyword VIRUS to WFMY News 2 at 336-379-5775 to find out more information.

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