COVID-19 Update, July 3 North Carolina citizens are required to wear face masks while in public places (indoors or outdoors) where physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. This requirement is driven by an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases statewide. A record number (2099) of new cases were reported for July 3, and the number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus are at a new high. There have been 70,241 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NC and 1392 deaths.
The increased rate of occurrence of COVID-19 cases continues in our area. New cases reported over the past seven days were: 12 cases in Stokes County (133 total), 59 new cases in Surry (496 total), 39 new cases in Rockingham (238 total), 39 new cases in Yadkin (338 total), and 397 new cases in Forsyth (3185 total).
Community spread of coronavirus infections continue in our area---please stay home as much as possible, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands with soap and water.
2020 GRANT PROGRAM
Our Communities of Northwest Stokes Foundation is pleased to announce a grants program made possible through funds raised by Francisco FarmFest. The purpose of this program is to encourage citizens of Northwest Stokes County to carry out projects that will benefit our local communities. Individuals or groups such as school, community organizations, or clubs located in Northwest Stokes County are eligible. For more details and access to the application form
Our Communities of Northwest Stokes will provide reliable information and answers to questions for residents of the area during the COVID-19 crisis. This website will serve as our information hub, but periodic updates also will be available through Facebook, and beginning Saturday, March 28, at the Community Information Exchange kiosk near the Francisco Fire Station. A community member who is professor emeritus at UNC School of Medicine has agreed to serve as a resource person on coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional sources of information (click on them to go to the page):
Our Communities NW Stokes FaceBook
"I'd lived here 40 years but never felt like a member of this community till I started helping with ..FarmFest"
The name Our Communities of Northwest Stokes reflects our vision and primary mission: strong communities in Northwest Stokes, NC. Based in the tiny unincorporated hamlet of Francisco, population approximately 500, our active volunteer base is approximately 50 and always expanding. The impact of our work extends throughout the county. We focus on strengthening community well-being through the support of education, agriculture, small businesses, recreation, the arts, and other needs as they evolve.