* If anti-Asian discrimination due to COVID-19 has affected you personally, please share your story here. (no identifying information will be shared outside of NCAAT staff without explicit consent). *
NCAAT's response to the current public health crisis
NCAAT’s mission is to support equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian Americans and allies in North Carolina. And we recognize that a very important part of that is the health and well-being of our community members.
In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NCAAT wants to make sure our communities are taking care of themselves — physically and mentally — and taking precautions to protect those around them by practicing CDC-recommended habits like washing hands often and avoiding unnecessary physical contact.
It is more crucial than ever to make sure our community voices are heard and not left out of the public discourse. Be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities to help us get in touch with community members who might not have had the opportunity for in-person contact for a while.
In the meantime, please be safe and take care. We’ve gathered a collection of resources and ways to help our communities below. You can also view our COVID-19 one-pager with some FAQs here, and our general NC Asian Resource Bank here.
— The NCAAT team
- COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub
- Translated COVID-19 Fact Sheets
- WeDoctor Global Consultation and Prevention Center Handbook and Consultations in Chinese
- Resource Guides in South Asian Languages
- Multilingual CDC Information
- CDC Website in Chinese
- CDC Website in Vietnamese
- CDC Website in Korean
- El Sitio Web de CDC en Español
Official General COVID-19 Information
Currently, the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information for COVID-19 and related subjects are the Center for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Please use these as your primary source of information, as recommendations continue to change daily on a county, state, and national level.
Ways to Help Your Community
We recommend following all CDC and NCDHHS guidelines on social distancing, especially if you are above 65 years old, immunocompromised, or feel sick. Only if you are safely able to and within compliance of local restrictions, consider doing the following:
- Volunteer with a food bank, church, or school food distribution program.
- Volunteer as a health care worker with the State Medical Response System.
- Donate masks, disinfectants, and gloves to local hospitals in need. UNC and Wake Med have put out a request for public donations.
You can also do the following while at home or from a safe location while practicing social distancing:
- Make a financial contribution to an existing organization that has ties to their local communities (see links in “Other Resources” section below)
- List of Social Services in the Triangle — includes:
- School Meal Information for Orange, Durham, and Wake County
- Financial Assistance Relief Funds
- Health Services
- Domestic Violence Shelters
- Homeless Shelters
- Mental Health Services
- Utilities Assistance
- Online Children’s Learning Resources
- Legal Resources
- Legal Aid of North Carolina Resource List — Legal resources related to COVID-19 including housing, employment, benefits, judicial proceedings, etc.
- House Wake! COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program — Financial and legal support for housing in Wake County
- Immigrant Access to Healthcare and Benefits in Time of Emergency — Information from the NC Justice Center on healthcare access for non-citizens
- List of Asian-owned Small Businesses — Directory of Asian-owned restaurants and small businesses that are facing financial hardship from the closures; you can visit each business’s website to see whether you can support them by purchasing gift cards or order delivery online.
- Online Educational Resources For K-12 — Links to online videos, quizzes and worksheets, and activities for teachers and students; topics include: Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, English Second Language (ESL), Foreign Language, Art, Psychology, Special Education, etc.
Additional Community Resources
- Additional Meal Assistance
- National Domestic Workers Alliance — Support for in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners (also accepting donations)
- Asian Focus NC’s Wake County COVID-19 Resource FB Group
Resources for students and youth
High School Students
- ECAASU Resource List — ECAASU (East Coast Asian American Student Union) has compiled this comprehensive list of COVID-19 related resources
- GRE test update — You can now take the test from home
- Food Assistance at NC colleges and universities:
Taking Care of Yourself
- Liberate Meditation App – Meditation app featuring BIPOC meditation guides
- Calm App — Free meditation app (premium subscription available)
- Core Power Yoga — Free online yoga classes
- Echelon Fit — 90-day free access to fitness app
- Peloton — 90-day free access to fitness app
- Good News Network — News filled with positivity
- Wimp.com — Cute, feel-good clips