Monday, March 30th, 2020

Author: Scott D. Yost

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Say Yes Guilford Adjusts To New World Order

The novel coronavirus has forced major changes in the way just about everyone and every organization operates, and that’s also true of Say Yes Guilford – the four-year-old non-profit that attempts to help students in Guilford County Schools afford college by offering them everything from direct grants to assistance in finding financial aid from other sources.

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Coronavirus Taking Its Toll On North Carolina

The deadly coronavirus took a while to get from China to North Carolina, but it’s now crystal clear that any hope the state had of escaping the dramatic effects of the pandemic is gone. At the end of the day on Friday, March 27, the running online counter provided by the NC Department of Health and Human Services reported that the state had 763 confirmed cases and three deaths.

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Guilford County Changes Meetings In Age Of The Virus

How can you hold a public hearing without letting the public into the meeting? That was one question Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Jeff Phillips, Commissioner Skip Alston and Guilford County staff dealt with on Tuesday, March 24 when they met to discuss how to handle the county’s upcoming Thursday, April 2 meeting.

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High Point’s Holt Marketing Jumps Into Virus War

Anyone who’s watched the news in the last two weeks knows that one of the coming big demands during the coronavirus pandemic is a need for more medical facilities – and now a High Point business, better known for creating spaces at trade shows, is taking part in that effort by adding temporary medical spaces to its line of offerings.  

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DSS Goes Digital During The Crisis

In light of the coronavirus – officially “COVID-19” – pandemic, the Social Services Division of the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting food and nutrition applications and renewals electronically.

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Guilford County Commissioners Still Holding Meeting Thursday

Just about every event in Guilford County – and across the country for that matter – has been canceled this week. However, one is still set to go on as scheduled. On Thursday, March 19, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting, and, for what’s thought to be the first time in the county’s history, members of the media and other members of the public will not be allowed in.

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State Holds Emergency Meeting On Coronavirus Threat

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force – which was set up earlier this year to combat the threat of the virus that’s now spreading – is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 12 in the State Emergency Operations Center Situation Room in Raleigh in order to discuss what actions can be taken to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in North Carolina.

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Guilford County Grants Cone Health Huge Tax Refund

Guilford County government is refunding Cone Health nearly $1 million in a settlement that covers five years of the health system’s business personal property taxes. The county has agreed to return $909,516 to Cone as a partial refund of the business personal property taxes that Cone paid from 2014 to 2018.

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Busing Students To The Polls Sparks Debate

Guilford County commissioners, parents, social media posters and others have all been weighing in for weeks over the move this year by Guilford County Schools to bus students to the polls to vote. While everyone in the debate thinks it’s a good idea for kids of legal age to vote, there’s also been a great deal of criticism of the way the program was implemented and the way it seemingly came out of nowhere.

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Sheriff’s Dept. And NC SAFEKIDS Want Your Old Pills

In conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week – the third week of March each year – the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is working with a group called “NC SAFEKIDS” in an effort to raise awareness of the proper handling of medicine and to see that medications and poisons are disposed of properly.

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