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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Orange County Recreation announces cancellation of 2020 summer camps

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Based on the continued monitoring of the COVID-19 virus, and with guidance from local and national public health agencies, Orange County will be canceling all onsite Recreation Summer Camps for 2020. However, we do plan to offer summer enrichment virtual ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Orange County Moves to “Safer at Home” Phase Two

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Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will take a cautious step toward Phase Two of its reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd. Phase Two lifts the Stay At Home order and moves the state into a “Safer At Ho...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Arts Commission awards $41,450 in Relief Grants Issued through Orange County Arts Support Fund

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The Orange County Arts Commission has awarded a second round of emergency relief grants totaling $22,600 to 28 members of the Orange County arts community and seven art-related nonprofit organizations. Grant amounts for individuals ranged from $200-$600 a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Orange County Parks and Recreation Adjustments Beginning Thursday, May 28

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Orange County Parks and Recreation will make several operational adjustments beginning Thursday, May 28. Our current changes, openings and closures include the following:Currently Open ParksLittle River Park, Hollow Rock Nature Park, Bla...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Aging Department offers free tax help for low and moderate income taxpayers through VITA program

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The deadline for filing 2019 income taxes is now July 15, 2020.  The Orange County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is continuing to assist low and moderate-income taxpayers. VITA services are free to those that have incomes below $...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Orange County Government transitions into Phase 1 of reopening plan

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As Orange County transitions into Phase 1 of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to reopen North Carolina, most county buildings remain closed to the public, but many county departments are increasing access to services or accepting appointments. The cou...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Orange County to Begin Phased-in Lifting of Restrictions at 5 p.m. May 8

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Orange County transitioned into Phase 1 of Governor Roy Cooper’s re-opening plan on May 8, 2020, with one exception: mass gatherings in Orange County will continue to be limited to 10 people through June 30.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Scam callers using phone numbers linked to Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fraudulent phone call on Monday. A woman received a call during which the caller, identifying themselves as a Deputy, advised her she had two outstanding warrants. The caller claime...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Orange County Health Department Reporting Second COVID-19 Associated Death

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A second Orange County resident has died from complications associated with the virus, COVID-19. The patient was in their 60’s and was a resident at PruittHealth – Carolina Point, one of two long-term care facilities in Orange County w...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Orange County declares State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Orange County has declared a state of emergency to better enable county emergency and public safety personnel to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration was signed by Penny Rich, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, and goes into e...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Animal Services provides guidance for pets during COVID-19 pandemic

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Orange County Animal Services is providing an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it relates to companion animals. To date, COVID-19 is a result of person-to-person transmission and there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disea...

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