As we all continue to find unique ways to move our work forward during the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute for Emerging Issues acknowledges that health and well-being is the top priority.
We understand the concerns and uncertainty North Carolinians and people across the world may be experiencing right now and we want to do our part to help with the information gathering and sharing. This webpage will showcase some of the great work that is happening across our state and within our communities.
First in Future Connecting in Crisis
Each Thursday, Leslie Boney, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, hosts a series of virtual conversations discussing the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and some of the ways our state is responding.
Connecting in Crisis Part 4, Who’s not getting the message?: Juvencio Rocha-Peralta (Executive Director, AMEXCAN), Jeanne Tedrow (President and CEO of the NC Center for Nonprofits) and Doug Urland (North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill)See more First in Future episodes
As an extension of our work on the ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity Emerging Issues Forum and in response to COVID-19, IEI is creating a digital inclusion resource hub. This resource hub will provide the latest digital inclusion news and will highlight resources, promising practices, policy, and community responses to the digital divide in the wake of COVID-19.Digital Inclusion Resources
IEI is monitoring state and federal policies during this crisis and will use this webpage as a place to provide helpful insights on how they impact our North Carolina communities.
NC Division of Employment Security Unemployment FAQ
In North Carolina, the Division of Employment Security (DES) handles unemployment benefits and determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis. Typically, applicants must meet eligibility criteria;...
Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order No. 124
Governor Cooper Issues Order to Prohibit Utility Shut-Offs and Late Fees, Provides Guidance on Eviction Restrictions and Urges Financial Relief for Individuals and Businesses ...
NC State University Response
NC State provides a wealth of information and resources for the campus community regarding the coronavirus outbreak.