COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated September 4, 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 2.5, which restricts occupancy, gathering size, and business operations and is in effect until at least October 2. Executive Order 147, issued June 26, 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 until further notice.

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 Releases 911 Call in Homicide Investigation

Post Date:08/29/2020 6:14 PM

CARY, NC - In accordance with state public records law, the Town of Cary Police Department is releasing the 911 call made August 27, 2020 in the Selvaraju Vellingiri murder case. 

Deputy Chief of Police Shawn Anderson offered the following statement regarding the case:

“We’re making very good progress in the investigation.  Based on what we know to this point, the victim in this case was not targeted due to his ethnicity nor was it domestic violence.  That’s all we can share at this time.  No one would want us to say or do anything that would compromise the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in this terrible crime.”




Lt. John Reeves, Public Relations Officer, (919) 380-4240
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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