Last updated September 4, 2020
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 Reopens Playgrounds as State Enters Phase 2.5
- Cary playgrounds open at 5 p.m. today in accordance with Phase 2.5 of the state’s reopening.
- Residents who plan to use the playgrounds are encouraged to continue observing strict social distancing guidelines, including regular hand washing/sanitizing, wearing face coverings, and maintaining six feet of distance between themselves and others who are not members of their households.
- Comfort stations at parks are open and regularly sanitized, however water stations are closed, so please remember to bring your own water when visiting a park or a playground.
The Town is not regularly sanitizing playground equipment. Visitors to playgrounds are urged to continue observing strict social distancing guidelines, including regular hand washing/sanitizing, wearing face coverings, and maintaining six feet of distance between themselves and others who are not members of their households. Help us keep the playgrounds safe and clean for everyone by disposing of masks and trash in their proper receptacles.
Please note that Executive Order 163 also lowers the previous age requirement for face coverings. Anyone age 5 and older should wear a face covering in situations where social distancing is difficult to consistently maintain. The order also raises the maximum allowable outdoor gathering size to 50 people.
Comfort stations at parks are open and regularly sanitized, however water stations are closed, so please remember to bring your own water when visiting a park or a playground.
Town of Cary staffed facilities, including Sk8-Cary and the sprayground at Jack Smith Park, remain closed to citizens at this time. Picnic shelters, fields, and sports courts, including the outdoor courts at Cary Tennis Park, are open and continue to operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
While most of the Town’s buildings are closed to the public, Cary’s government remains open, with between 60 and 80 percent of its workforce in the field or in the office on any given day, and the rest working remotely. Most regular town services can be performed on the website, townofcary.org, or by contacting 311.