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: Talloway Drive Closures Starting Morning of Monday, June 15

Post Date:06/12/2020 9:20 AM
  • To accommodate the installation and upgrade of utilities at Cary's Talloway Drive Pump Station, portions of Talloway Drive will be closed for two weeks beginning June 15.
  • The section from McDole Circle to Burnley Drive will close to thru traffic from 7 a.m. on June 15 through June 19. Phase 2 will impact the section from McDole Circle west to Cary's pump station, and is anticipated to run from June 22-26.
  • Access for local traffic, emergency, and Town services will be maintained during the closure, and residents should continue to place carts at the curb on their assigned pickup dates. Detours will be posted for thru traffic.

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