Thursday News, March 26, 2020

(NEW) Hanes Mall will close temporarily this Friday at 5pm.   The decision was made to comply with the stay-at-home order made by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines on Wednesday.  The city’s order takes effect at 5pm Friday and goes through at least April 16.   https://www.journalnow.com/business/hanes-mall-closing-at-p-m-friday-move-made-to/article

 

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, community leaders are issuing

‘stay-at-home’ orders across the Triad. Guilford County as well as the cities of Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and Clemmons are implementing “stay at home” orders beginning this Friday at 5pm, lasting through mid-April (or longer).

*A “stay-at-home” order basically mandate that residents try to stay close to home as possible, while practicing social distancing (meaning to stay 6 feet away from each other) and no gatherings of more than 10 people.

https://www.wxii12.com/article/coronavirus-piedmont-cities-stay-home-orders/31929856

 

CDC: #1 thing to help stop the spread of coronavirus…

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Get the latest info on the News Blog at wbfj.fm

You can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information

and updates about COVID-19.  For COVID-19 questions call 2-1-1

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina/what-covid-19

 

Energize Ministries is showing ‘emotional’ support for local pastors during the COVID crisis!  Sign-up your pastor for the “Homebound Fun – Prize Pack” designed to bring some relief for area pastors and their families. Details on our Facebook page / wbfj

 

Front-line workers in the healthcare and public safety sector can get a FREE tall brewed or iced coffee at Starbucks.  Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and researchers can get a free beverage in stores until May 3.

NOTE: Some Starbuck locations have closed, while some locations near hospitals remain open.  https://www.journalnow.com/news/trending/starbucks-is-giving-out-free-coffee-to-front-line-healthcare/

 

Reminder: Associates in Christian Counseling is open…

Trained counselors are available in helping you cope with our ‘new normal’ due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please call (336) 896-0065  www.christiancounseling.org/index.htm

Check out articles on mental health and balance during uncertainty on the News Blog.

https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

 

 

Volunteers Needed: Love Out Loud (Winston-Salem) is working with nonprofit, church, business and city partners to ‘safely’ help those in need in our local communities.

How can I help?  https://volunteer.loveoutloudws.com/covid/

 

Emergency child-care sites opening in the Triad: Details on the News Blog…

 

 

 

 

 

USA Today: Your questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus) answered

How long does the virus live on an object like a dollar bill?

Depending on the type of surface, the virus can stay on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days, according to the CDC. A recent study by scientists in the U.S. found that a viable virus could be detected up to three hours in the air, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic and stainless steel.  :O

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/12/coronavirus-reader-questions-answered-symptoms-testing-elderly/5012457002/

 

USA Today: Will the coronavirus be gone by April?

Most health officials say that’s “premature” thinking that this virus will be gone by spring as the weather gets warmer. Like the common cold and flu, COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets. They spread more during the colder months, but you can still get sick during the warmer months, too.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/06/coronavirus-facts-debunking-myths-covid-19/4954958002/

 

 

HIRING: Walmart is hiring thousands of workers in North Carolina in response to the strong demand in stores as a result of the coronavirus.  You can apply today and start today. Visit Walmartcareers.com or text ‘jobs’ to 240240 

 

HIRING: Sheetz has over 1,300 active job openings. Full-time and part-time positions are currently available (both daytime and evening shifts).

Sheetz announced Wednesday that it is paying its store staff members an additional

$3 per hour in support of its employees who are working through the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.wxii12.com/article/sheetz-to-pay-employees-an-additional-dollar3-per-hour-to-show-support-for-working-through-covid-19-crisis/31930870

 

Update: ‘Coronavirus causes Waffle House to close over 400 locations’

Locally, Waffle House locations in Clemmons, King, Jonesville and the two Greensboro locations have temporarily closed due to “in-dining restrictions” and the coronavirus.

So far, five other Waffle House locations in Forsyth County remain open for takeout – that includes three restaurants in Winston-Salem, one in Walkertown and one in Kernersville. Check specific closings by visiting locations.wafflehouse.com.

Note: Waffle House has often been used as a “gauge” in how severe natural disasters are based on whether locations ‘closing’ during hurricanes …now coronavirus?!

Source: www.journalnow.com

 

 

Walmart, Kroger and Harris Teeter among grocers adding sneeze guards

The protective ‘screens’ of barriers will be placed between a customer and a cashier so that any airborne droplets – either from a cough or a sneeze – will be blocked from hitting the person on the other side to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/24/walmart-kroger-albertsons-coronavirus-response-sneeze-guards/2913538001/

 

Moravian stars are reappearing on front porches as a sign of love, hope and peace during these extraordinary times of social isolation.  Whether its Moravian stars, Christmas lights or candles in windows, let’s keep the positive hope of love and life – only found in Jesus – alive!   https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/let-s-put-out-our-moravian-stars-as-a-sign

Are you putting up something as a symbol or reminder of ‘hope’??

 

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm