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

Traffic Alert: Rolling Street Closures in Downtown Cary on Morning of Saturday, June 6

Post Date:06/05/2020 5:58 PM
  • To accommodate peaceful demonstrations in Downtown Cary on the morning of Saturday, June 6, rolling closures will affect the full length of Academy Street, as well as portions of E. Chatham St. and the intersection of Kildaire Farm Rd. and Walnut St.
  • The closures are expected to affect portions of Academy Street for no more than several minutes at a time, beginning with the section from Dry St. to Chatham St. around 10 a.m., when the group will begin walking from the fountain at Downtown Cary Park towards Town Hall.
  • Drivers are asked to exercise caution in the Downtown Cary area beginning at 9 a.m., and to expect heavier-than-usual pedestrian presence due to the demonstrations, particularly in the areas immediately surrounding Downtown Cary Park, the Cary Theater, the U.S. Post Office, and Cary Town Hall. Cary Police will be present to direct traffic around the affected areas.

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