North Carolina and COVID-19

All North Carolinians can prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources.

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NC Emergency Management
Your Local Health Department

If you have specific questions or concerns related to coronavirus, dial 211 or 888-892-1162 for more information.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

Federal CARES Act in Response to COVID-19

As part of the COVID-19 response, the Federal Government has signed the CARES Act into law. We want to make sure you are aware of several provisions in this legislation:

  • If you take the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return, you can claim a brand new “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 for cash donations you make as an individual this year to qualified charities or $600 for married couples filing jointly.
  • If you itemize on your tax return, you can deduct more of your charitable cash contributions than in a typical tax year (up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income).
  • For corporations, the percentage limitation on the corporate income tax charitable deduction increased from 10 to 25 percent of the corporation’s taxable income for 2020.
  • Always consult your tax advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for these or other tax incentives.


Susan G. Komen®’s Breast Care Helpline

1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
Our Breast Care Helpline can provide information, social support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. Calls to the helpline are answered by a trained and caring staff member in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. You can also email the helpline at

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