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

This Week in Cary: November 10, 2020

Post Date:11/10/2020 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

Holiday Collection Changes
In observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, curbside solid waste services for Wednesday and Thursday will be moved one day later through Friday, November 13; the Citizen’s Convenience Center will operate on its regular schedule, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Find your personalized schedule, including holidays and leaf collection dates, at

Other Holiday Service Changes

The 311 call center will be closed on Wednesday, but citizens can use to request non-emergency services or information. GoCary fixed route will operate on a normal weekday schedule Wednesday, but Door-to-Door will be Tier I only on Veterans Day.

Events & Meetings

All Week

Virtual Cinema at The Cary
All shows streaming | Details

New This Week: NY Dog Festival
An annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people as seen in animated, documentary and narrative short films from around the world.

Now Playing
The Tobacconist
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
The Keeper
Martin Eden

Old North State Storytelling Festival
Virtual, On Demand, November 6-20
The Old North State Storytelling Festival celebrates the power of the spoken word, presenting eight  storytellers and musical guests on a virtual stage. This year's theme, "Connecting through stories even when we're far apart" highlights how we can keep connected and celebrate together. Stories will be pre-recorded and available for viewing through November 20. For more information visit Old North State Storytelling Festival.


Environmental Advisory Board
Remote, 6 p.m.
Listening information available on the calendar

"The Reserve" Public Meeting
Virtual, 7 p.m.
Join the neighborhood conversation on traffic calming and the Edgemore Avenue traffic circles. Citizens should visit to register for the meeting.


Honoring Our Veterans
Virtual, 11:11 a.m.
Visit the Town of Cary's Facebook page for Council Member Jack Smith's inspirational message honoring veterans. The message will be viewable from 11:11 a.m. Wednesday onward. 


Town Council Meeting
Remote, 6:30 p.m.
Streaming information available on the calendar


Cary Downtown Farmers Market 
135 W Chatham Street, Downtown Cary, 9 a.m. to noon
The CDFM will host a limited Winter Market every Saturday from November to March.  Shop all winter long from a select group of farmers, food vendors and artisans for unique handmade gifts and weekly groceries.  We are the community's trusted source for local goods all year round! Check out our Facebook page for weekly information.


Athletic Committee Meeting
Remote, 6 p.m.
Listening information available on the calendar

Give Help/Get Help

COVID-19 Relief 
Whether you're a citizen or a local business in need of help during the pandemic, you can find links to valuable resources for rental assistance, mental health services and more on our Help for Citizens page. 

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More News Releases


Contact Information

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

Wake County
Phone: (919) 250-1500