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Cary Cancels Independence Day Celebrations, June and July Events and Meetings, and August Camps

Post Date:05/29/2020 9:40 AM
  • In continued response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Town has canceled its annual Independence Day celebrations scheduled around Cary, including all events and fireworks displays at Bond Park, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, and WakeMed Soccer Park.
  • All Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources events through July 5 have also been canceled. Summer camps through August have been canceled, and the Town will fully refund all deposits made to date.
  • With the exception of the Planning and Zoning Board, all Town of Cary advisory boards and commissions meetings scheduled in June and July have been canceled. The Planning & Zoning Board meeting scheduled for July 27 will now be held virtually. Town Council meetings will continue to be held virtually as scheduled.

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Cary, NC – As part of its continued effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Cary has canceled all Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources events through July 5, including its Independence Day weekend celebration events. This includes all classes, sports leagues, and programs. Full refunds will be issued for any registered classes, leagues, facility reservations, and ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19. For refund assistance, please contact recreation.support@townofcary.org. Town facilities will also remain closed through this time.

In addition to event cancellations, all Town of Cary camps through August will also be canceled. “This is about safety, about being able to meet every parent’s expectations that their child will be healthy at the end of the day,” said Cary Town Manager Sean R. Stegall. ”While we offer wonderful camps, we simply don’t have the expertise to be able to confidently guarantee that on a large scale during a pandemic.” The Town will fully refund all deposits made to date.

The Town of Cary's advisory boards and commissions meetings are canceled through June and July, with the exception of the Planning & Zoning Board meeting scheduled for July 27, which will now be held virtually. All other boards and commissions will restart their meetings virtually at later dates according to the existing schedule, and any meetings eventually held in person will do so observing social distancing and other safety measures. “Even though most Town buildings are closed to our citizens, our staff continue to be functioning at a high level in the field and remotely thanks to their talent and commitment as well as to the significant investments the Cary Council has made in technology over the years,” said Stegall. Town Council meetings will also continue to be held virtually as scheduled until further notice.s

The Town’s essential functions will continue uninterrupted, including police, fire, curbside collections/sanitation, water distribution, wastewater treatment, and inspections. For current information on the status of all Town events, please refer to www.townofcary.org/calendar, and follow the Town of Cary on social media for the latest updates.

Contact

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

Resources

Town of Cary Calendar of Events
COVID-19 FAQs on TownofCary.org
COVID-19 Information on TownofCary.org
North Carolina Public Health
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

 

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