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Posted on: August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact Assessment Survey

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Orange County has partnered with nearly 150 community stakeholders and the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough to begin planning for a post-COVID 19 recovery. One of the most important aspects of this planning work is determining how the count...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Statement from Orange County Health Director Quintana Stewart on the Opening of UNC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristin Prelipp, Communications Manager and Public Information Officerkprelipp@orangecountync.gov or (919) 245-2462

Statement from Orange County Health Director Quintana Stewart concerning the reopening of the UNC campus for ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Human Relations Commission events examine voter suppression

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This year is the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, yet the struggle for the ballot continues for African Americans.  The Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a series of events ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Orange County announces #MaskUpOCNC Campaign

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Orange County is excited to announce the #MaskUpOCNC public health campaign.

The artist-designed poster series and corresponding social media campaign will encourage residents to “mask up” in compliance with state and county mandates.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Orange County modifies emergency declaration

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Orange County has modified its emergency declaration to adopt the state’s prohibitions on outdoor gatherings as outlined in Executive Order No. 141 issued by Governor Roy Cooper.

Under the terms of EO 141, "Mass Gathering" means an even...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Orange County issues new standards for food-service establishments to go into effect Friday, July 10

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With COVID-19 cases rising in Orange County, the county amended its emergency declaration to provide new standards for the onsite consumption of food and beverages at restaurants, private clubs and other food-service establishments.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

As Contact Tracing is Expanded in Orange County, Community Members are Asked to Answer Their Calls

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. June 12, 2020 – Simply put, contact tracers are disease detectives. Contact tracing is the identification and monitoring of all persons who might have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you are COVID-...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Orange County Extends Emergency Declaration, Mandates Face Coverings

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Orange County has extended its COVID-19-related state of emergency through Aug. 31 and has mandated the use of face coverings in many situations.

The face covering requirement, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, applies to:

  • All customers, emp...
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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Department on Aging announces new date for the 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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Since 2015, Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) have hosted an annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards. This event is in honor of Direct Care Workers (nur...

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