COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated June 25, 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 is currently under Governor Cooper's Safer at Home Phase 2, which restricts occupancy, gathering size, and business operations. Executive Order 147, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26, extends Phase 2 to at least July 17 and requires face masks in both indoor and outdoor public spaces where physical distancing of six feet is not possible at all times.

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 July 5. Summer camps have been canceled through August 31.

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.
  • Wear a mask in public places where it is not possible to social distance, as required by the Governor's Executive Order
  • 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 Council Member Jennifer Robinson Named President of N.C. League of Municipalities

Post Date:06/05/2020 4:30 PM
  • Town of Cary District A Council Representative Jennifer Robinson has been chosen to lead the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) as its President for the next year.
  • Robinson’s appointment is a result of the 2020 NCLM Nominating Committee’s annual voting process in advance of its Annual Business Meeting, in which each member municipality casts a single vote for the League Board of Directors.
  • The NCLM is a membership association comprised of 540 individual hometowns, representing almost every municipality in the state of North Carolina, that promotes “good government” through non-partisan advocacy, services, and insurance.


Cary, NC – Town of Cary Council Member Jennifer Robinson has been chosen to lead the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) as its President for the next year. A member of the NCLM since 2013, Robinson is currently a member of the organization’s Governing Board and Executive Committee, and has also served on the General Government Legislative Action Committee (2014–2015), as Strategic Plan Committee Chair (2014–2015), and as the First Vice President. This will be her first term as the league’s President.

Robinson replaces outgoing president William Pitt, Council Member for the City of Washington, N.C. and will serve as the head of the Board of Directors composed of community leaders and public servants representing over 30 municipalities across all of North Carolina. “The League brings over 540 municipalities together to address the challenges that we face,” said Robinson. “We share best practices and advocate for the wellbeing of people who live in our cities and towns.” She also serves as Director of Local Government Solutions at SAS in Cary, with a focus on using analytics to increase efficiency and productivity for municipalities and counties of all sizes.

Robinson’s qualities of leadership and citizen activism have spanned her entire 25 years as a Town resident. Her initial involvements in local land use matters and grassroots efforts surrounding construction and improvement projects led to her appointment to the Town’s Growth Management Task Force in 1998, followed by an appointment to the Cary Town Council soon after in 1999. Robinson has spearheaded many policies, laws, and initiatives that have all made a positive impact on urban design, land use planning, amenities and services, and the community as a whole.


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


North Carolina League of Municipalities
Jennifer Robinson Bio at

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

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