COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated December 3, 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. Face masks are required at all times whenever someone not in the same household is present, including indoor and outdoor public spaces any time physical distancing of six feet is not possible.

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

Finalists Named for Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award

Post Date:11/05/2020 9:45 AM
  • This year’s three Cary Hometown Spirit Award finalists include Pat Galloway, Janet Holcombe, and Brent Miller.
  • The Cary Hometown Spirit Award finalists are nominated and selected by Cary citizens.
  • The winner will be announced during the November 12 remote Council meeting.

CARY, NC – Three Cary citizens have been selected as finalists for the Town of Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award. The Hometown Spirit Award is bestowed annually on one Cary citizen who enhances the quality of life in Cary by preserving, promoting, and carrying out positive and quantifiable, traditional small-town community values and traits.

The 2020 Cary Hometown Spirit Award finalists are:

  • Pat Galloway, a former Wake County teacher, passionate about recycling in Cary and constantly assisting those in need, including leading the “Wrapped in Love” initiative, which gives families in need the capability to shop for loved ones during the holidays.
  • Janet Holcombe, a realtor, and active citizen that has worked tirelessly for the past forty years to create a tight knit community and share her positive spirit with her neighbors, along with volunteering with various organizations in Cary.
  • Brent Miller, employee at IBM, has contributed endlessly to the Friends of the Page-Walker, Cary’s Historic Preservation Committee, and Planning and Zoning Board, along with countless other Cary groups and organizations.

Learn more about each of this year’s finalists online.

This year’s winner will be announced next Thursday, November 12, during a remote Council meeting by Mayor Weinbrecht. For more information, visit or call (919) 469-4011.

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



2020 Hometown Spirit Award Finalists

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Contact Information

Town of Cary
Phone: Dial 311 within Cary limits or (919) 469-4000

Wake County
Phone: (919) 250-1500