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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 Resources

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.

Community Resources

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:

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)

Other Resources

  • 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

Resources for students and youth

College Students

Free Resources

Taking Care of Yourself