Cary is currently under a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated May 22, 2020

Current Status

The Town of Cary is under a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of North Carolina has entered Governor Cooper's Safer at Home Phase 2, which eases some of the restrictions put forth in the Stay at Home order issued in April. Some restrictions to occupancy, gathering size, and business operations are in effect for the duration of this phase.

Cary Town Hall and all other staffed facilities, with the exception of the Citizen’s Convenience Center, are closed to the public. Cary programs and events have been canceled through the end of May. Summer camps have been canceled through July 3.

What We’re Asking of Citizens

  • Stay at home. Please only travel away from your home for essential needs.
  • Reserve calls to 911 for imminent threats to people or property. 
  • Maintain social distancing of six feet from other people when possible, as recommended by the CDC.
  • Always follow best practices for good personal hygiene such as hand-washing.
  • Whenever possible, stay home if you’re sick, and as always, take care of each other in every situation.

 Recent Town of Cary News Releases

Cary Services Impacted for Memorial Day, Facilities to Remain Closed

Post Date:05/20/2020 9:19 AM
  • Most Cary services will be unavailable on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Curbside collection for the week will move one day later.
  • Parks will remain open, but all Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facilities will remain closed. Citizens are asked to continue observing health and safety guidelines and practice social distancing at all times, especially in public.
  • The Memorial Day Remembrance event at Veterans Freedom Park has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Full Release

Cary, NC – In observance of Memorial Day, Cary services will be unavailable on Monday, May 25. Parks will remain open, but all Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources facilities will continue to remain closed, as they have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Memorial Day Remembrance event at Veterans Freedom Park has also been canceled.

Curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection for the week moves one day later, and the Citizen’s Convenience Center will be closed on May 25. Cary citizens firing up the grill or deep fryer at home are reminded to do so safely by properly disposing of any cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG) in the trash, and not your sink. While curbside FOG collection for biodiesel is currently unavailable, citizens may consider taking liquid cooking oil to the nearest Wake County multi-material drop-off location for recycling. For details and a list of locations, call 919-856-7400 or visit

For details about holiday operations, visit the Town Holidays page. For the latest Cary COVID-19 information, updates, and closures, visit



Primary Contacts

If you have specific questions about Town services or operations, dial 311 anywhere in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or email


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Contact Information

Town of Cary
Phone: Dial 311 within Cary limits or (919) 469-4000

Wake County
Phone: (919) 856-7044