COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated October 21, 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 Phase 3 of Governor Cooper's plan to coordinate the state's response and manage activities that promote the spread of infection. 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, and remains in effect throughout the current phase.

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

This Week in Cary: October 6, 2020

Post Date:10/06/2020 9:00 AM

This Week in Cary

Events, meetings, and alerts will be listed Tuesday through the following Monday. 

For more information and activities, view our calendar!

Around Town

Ready to Vote? 
There are three days left until the regular voter registration deadline in NC. Whether you'll be voting by mail or in person, now is a great time to check your registration status and make a plan

Represent Your Community on a PRCR Advisory Committee
The Town of Cary is seeking members for the Athletics Committee, Greenways Committee, and Cultural Arts Committee. These three groups serve as advisory bodies to Town Council through the PRCR Advisory Board and Town staff. Members attend regular meetings and special events. Interested Cary residents should complete an application before November 2.

October is National Arts & Humanities Month
National Arts & Humanities month recognizes the importance of culture in America and is a time for communities to come together in unified celebration of the power of the arts to make a difference and change our lives for the better. Learn how Cary celebrates on the Arts & Humanities Month page.

What Type of Bike Facilities Do You Want in Cary?
We're planning tomorrow's biking facilities now, and we need your help. Answer this short 5-question survey to tell us about you and your family's needs and interests. Let's Bike Cary together!

Chapel Hill Rd Mobility Study: Let's Talk Design
Take our Visual Preference Survey for your chance to tell us what you'd like to see in the pedestrian and bike facilities, landscaping, streetscaping, and other design features along the Chapel Hill Road corridor. 

Alerts, Closures & Reminders

Green Hope School Greenway Construction
Weather permitting, crews will be working on the Green Hope School Greenway near Teversham Way in the Fryar's Gate Subdivision from October 5 to October 16. A portion of the Greenway will be unavailable during this time. View a map of the affected area.

Events & Meetings

All Week

Virtual Cinema at The Cary
All shows streaming | Details

The Tobacconist
Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. 

Epicentro
"Epicentro" is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine still resonates. 

The Keeper
An extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German prisoner of war, who together overcome prejudice, outrage, and personal tragedy. 

Tuesday

Virtual Trivia Tuesday
Age 16 and up | Free | Registration Required
Bring your A-game and show off your trivia skills! This exciting series of challenges will test your knowledge of a variety of categories including general, pop culture, obscure topics, sports, and more.

Wednesday

Virtual Neighborhood Rezoning Meeting 
Neighborhood meeting for case 20-REZ-08 Lewey Drive, 6:30 p.m.
Please register to attend by noon on Wednesday, October 7 to receive the link to the meeting.  

Thursday

Discover the Artist: Keith Haring 
Age K5-10 with caregiver | Oct 8-15, 3:30-4:30 | Virtual | Free | Registration Required
Join Linda Simpson and discover how American Pop Art artist, Keith Haring, gained recognition of his art.  Learn about art you can create inspired by Haring.

Saturday

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W Chatham Street I Downtown Cary I 9 a.m. to noon
Visit the Market for seasonal fall favorites and local goods this Saturday! Grab the freshest produce, meat, eggs, cheese, milk and more from 9 a.m. to noon. Check our FB page for more details.

Monday

Applause! Online: Intro to Acting
Age 13-18 | Virtual | Free | Registration Required
An easygoing intro to drama warm-ups, theatre games, improv, and more.

Give Help/Get Help

Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief Program
Has your business experienced extraordinary disruption during the pandemic? The NC Department of Commerce’s new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program will help qualifying businesses to help with some of your fixed costs. To qualify, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are not yet available, but will be soon.

Eligibility for the MURR Program is limited to the following types of businesses:

  • Amusement Arcades (except gambling)
  • Amusement Parks
  • Banquet Halls (with Catering Staff)
  • Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Cocktail Lounges
  • Bingo Parlors
  • Bowling Alleys/Centers
  • Dance Halls
  • Indoor Fitness and Recreation Centers
  • Motion Picture/Movie Theaters (except drive-ins)
  • Museums

Other eligibility requirements apply. Visit the MURR Program website to learn more.

Wake Forward Loan Program
Wake Forward provides loans to small business owners struggling financially due to COVID-19. Wake Forward allocates $5 million in total to support small businesses in Wake County, with $1 million of that funding set aside for sole proprietor businesses. Administered by the NC Rural Economic Development Center Inc., the program enables small businesses to apply for two months of lost revenues, up to $50,000. Applicants must meet the required criteria outlined by the Wake Forward program and NC Rapid Recovery. Loan terms apply. Learn more.

Thread Capital Rapid Recovery Loan Program
The Thread Capital COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan is available to North Carolina small businesses and family farms to support their recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19. This rapid recovery loan helps small businesses bridge the gap between when crisis strikes and when federal loans, insurance payouts, and other relief funds are approved, or businesses have time to recover. Eligibility requirements apply. Learn more.

Additional resources for citizens affected by the pandemic are available on our Help for Citizens page. 

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Contact Information

Town of Cary
Phone: Dial 311 within Cary limits or (919) 469-4000
Email: 311@townofcary.org

Wake County
Phone: (919) 856-7044
Email: covid19.questions@wakegov.com