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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Orange County senior centers suspending activities due to COVID-19

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Effective Monday, March 16, Orange County Department on Aging is suspending activities at both senior centers due to the risks presented by COVID-19 virus and for the health and safety of our community. This includes the Passmore Center in Hillsborough, t...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Orange County Department on Aging is accepting nominations for 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP), are hosting the sixth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be accepted from March 2 – April 17, ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

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is responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County. Its mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control ser...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

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Orange County residents interested in learning more about their county government can sign up for the Orange County Government Academy, an intensive course that meets every two weeks from February through June..

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

El Condado de Orange ha Emitido una Orden de “Quedarse en Casa”

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El Condado de Orange, Carolina del Norte emitió una enmienda a la Declaración de Estado de Emergencia. La enmienda ordena al público a Quedarse en Casa para evitar una mayor propagación del COVID-19. La orden en...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Orange County Issues a “Stay at Home” Order to Take Effect March 27

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Orange County issued an amendment to the Declaration of a State of Emergency. The amendment orders the public to Stay at Home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Order will take effect on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. and will remain in effect u...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Orange County Announces Emergency Small Business Funding Program

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The Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved an Emergency Small Business funding program for Orange County small businesses experiencing revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic in the form of both grants and loans. The County will offer z...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Orange County encourages residents to transact county business online or by phone

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Orange County urges residents to remain at home if possible during this COVID-19 outbreak. Any residents who need to transact business with Orange County Government are asked to use our available online services or the telephone.

Below is a list of which d...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Orange County Health Department announces first positive COVID-19 tests for county residents

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

Orange County Identifies First Cases of COVID-19

Orange County, North Carolina persons have tested positive fo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Orange County announces social distancing measures, service interruptions in response to COVID-19

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Out of concern for public safety and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Orange County will implement social distancing measures designed to reduce public gatherings on Monday, March 16. This reduction will affect many non-essential services.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Orange County establishes call center for residents with questions about COVID-19

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Orange County has established a call center to answer residents’ questions about COVID-19 and its impact on services in Orange County. Call (919) 245-6111 between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. to speak to an operator. 

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

North Carolina to Close all Restaurants and Bars for Dine in, Takeout and Delivery Still Allowed

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Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 a new executive order closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders. Governor Roy Cooper and the members of the Coronavirus Task Force announced the executive or...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Orange County announces additional closings due to COVID-19; urges social distancing

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Orange County announces additional service disruptions due to COVID-19. Unless a specific end date is given, the changes are in effect until further notice.

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Effective Tuesday, March 17, as part of the effort to mitigate and slow the spread of the COVI...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

DSS food drive to benefit families impacted by COVID-19

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Orange County DSS is collecting non-perishable food items at both locations to support those in the community impacted by COVID-19. Need has increased with kids being out of school and families losing income as businesses close or reduce hours.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

El Condado de Orange implementará medidas de distanciamiento social el 16 de marzo

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Por preocupación por la seguridad pública y para ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, el Condado de Orange implementará medidas de distanciamiento social diseñadas para reducir las reuniones p&...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Orange County Census Launch Parties Canceled, but Make Sure You’re Counted

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Census launch parties previously scheduled for Monday, March 16, have been canceled as a precaution to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. The opening of Be Counted Sites with public computers for residents to use when responding to the census onlin...

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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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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Orange County Department on Aging is accepting nominations for 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP), are hosting the sixth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be accepted from March 2 – April 17, ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Orange County Health Department releases information on emerging Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Orange County Health Department is informing the public that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed five cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The patients recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Pr...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Draft 2020 Consolidated Plan open for public comment

The draft of the 2020 Consolidated Plan, which guides Orange County’s investment of federal funds for affordable housing, has been released. A digital version of the full plan, along with a two-page summary, are available here: http://orangecoun...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Fair Housing and COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to raise fair housing concerns, particularly because of race, national origin, disability, and/or age. For example, housing providers may refuse to negotiate with persons that they perceive, on the basis of race or ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mildred Council Annual Community Dinner Postponed

The April 26th Mildred Council 23rd Annual Community Dinner celebrating Orange County’s rich cultural diversity has been postponed until a later date in the summer due to the restrictions imposed on the community as a result of the current coron...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

HUD Issues New Guidance on Assistance Animals in Housing

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On Tuesday, January 28, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance with the goal of clarifying how housing providers can comply with the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person’s request to have an animal in hous...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Spring 2020 Job Fair Postponed

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Orange County, NC- Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS), along with NC Works, was scheduled to host the Spring 2020 Job and Trade Fair on Wednesday, March 25, 2020; however, it is now postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

DSS food drive to benefit families impacted by COVID-19

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Orange County DSS is collecting non-perishable food items at both locations to support those in the community impacted by COVID-19. Need has increased with kids being out of school and families losing income as businesses close or reduce hours.

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