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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Take advantage of the Medicare Annual Election Period from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, and you may save money

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) invite Medicare beneficiaries to review their 2021 Medicare Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.

Medicare plans change each calendar year. Your med...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Elections Department releases video about safety precautions taken for election

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The Orange County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Public Libraries and Community Relations Department, has created a video about the voting process for the upcoming Presidential election.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Diverse group begins long-term recovery planning effort for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unsettling to all facets of life in Orange County. Several groups and sectors have been hit particularly hard.

As a result, the Orange County Board of Commissioners created a Long-Term Recovery Group to inform and shape decis...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Orange County Departments offering more services in Phase 2.5

As Orange County transitions into Phase 2.5 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan, several county departments have expanded the services available to residents. Please check the list below before contacting any department.

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

DSS, NC Works Career Center to host Drive Through Healthcare Career Expo

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The Orange County Department of Social Services/Orange County NC Works Career Center will host its first Healthcare “drive through” Career Expo Wednesday, November 4, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This career expo will be located in t...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Early Voting ends Saturday in Orange County with Changes due to COVID-19

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Early voting starts Oct. 15 and continues through Oct. 31 in Orange County with a key difference this year due to the coronavirus pandemic: The Orange County Board of Elections Office will not serve as an early voting site.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Public Transportation options available for voters who need a ride to the polls

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Need a ride to the polls? Orange County Transportation Services and Chapel Hill Transit have you covered.

Chapel Hill Transit provides service to four of the early voting sites. Visit their website to see route maps and service times. Below is a list of th...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Joint Federal, State, Local final public notice for FEMA grant

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Orange County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (NCEMA/HS) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environme...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Health Department to offer free COVID tests daily beginning Oct. 26

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The Orange County Health Department (OCHD) will begin offering daily weekday COVID-19 testing in Hillsborough, starting Monday, Oct. 26.

The testing will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the parking lot in front of the Whitted Human Services Ce...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Housing and Community Development receives HOPE grant to help with rent, utilities during pandemic

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The Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development has received a $797,133 grant from the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency to provide rent and utility assistance to county residents experiencing housing distress due to the C...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Orange County seeking experienced professional to lead Emergency Management department

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Orange County desires to hire an experienced, forward-thinking, approachable, creative, and team-oriented Emergency Management professional who brings a verifiable record of accomplishments and can build and improve processes. This astute leader embraces ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Health Department Urges the Community to Make a Plan to Get a Flu Shot

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The Orange County Health Department is urging community members to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the county enters flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Influenza is a seriou...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Take advantage of the Medicare Annual Election Period from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, and you may save money

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) invite Medicare beneficiaries to review their 2021 Medicare Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.

Medicare plans change each calendar year...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Health Department Offers Guidance on Celebrating Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

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Halloween is typically celebrated in ways that include prolonged and repeated contact with non-household members. This year, because of COVID-19, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives.

The Orange County Health Department is offering...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Elections Department releases video about safety precautions taken for election

VOTING SAFELY

The Orange County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Public Libraries and Community Relations Department, has created a video about the voting process for the upcoming Presidential election.

The video features the ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Orange County Moves into Phase 3 of State’s Reopening Plan

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Orange County will align with Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order taking North Carolina into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The order allows bars, movie theaters and outdoor venues, among others, to op...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Orange County Community Climate Action Grant –– Applications Now Open for FY20-21 Round

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The application period for Orange County’s Community Climate Action Fund are now open for the FY20-21 Funding round. The process for soliciting and selecting projects to receive funding this year is being conducted through a formal grant program...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Orange County releases FAQ on proposed RTLP zoning application

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Orange County staff prepared a Frequently Asked Questions in response to residents’ questions and comments regarding the proposed Research Triangle Logistics Park (RTLP) Master Plan Development Conditional Zoning (MPD-CZ) District application. With this d...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Tax Department reminds property owners about tax payments

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With so many changes in our daily routines brought about by the pandemic, the Orange County Tax Office wants to remind residents of the available options for paying taxes, and let them know about a new option.  

The Tax Office has added an E-Check...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Orange County, North Carolina Takes Another Step Forward in Reopening

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Following the state’s lead, Orange County will move into Governor Roy Cooper’s Phase 2.5 of the statewide reopening plan at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 4, with a few exceptions.

The county has amended its state of emergency declaration to align...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Orange County extends state of emergency through Oct. 31, 2020

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Orange County, North Carolina, has extended the State of Emergency through and including October 31, 2020. This extension is an important procedural action that allows governing bodies to continue to meet virtually. It also authorizes Orange County to ext...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DSS Emergency Food Assistance Program

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  • Eligible recipients must be receiving FNS/SNAP benefits or meet income guidelines.
  • Due to limited supplies and to ensure social distancing, appointments will be required. Appointment slots will be issued on the day prior to distribution only, on a first-ca...
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