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Posted on: July 30, 2021

State Urges Employers to Adopt Vaccine Verification, Issues New Guidance

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With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations accelerating at an alarming rate, North Carolina will begin requiring vaccine verification for state employees and urges other government agencies and private employers to do the same.

The changes announced Thursday...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

With eviction moratoriums expiring, Orange County Housing ready to help residents in need

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With federal and state COVID-related eviction moratorium programs already expired or set to expire July 31, Orange County residents and families facing eviction can seek assistance through the Orange County Housing Helpline and the Eviction Diversion Prog...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Animal Services offers grant program to support animal welfare initiatives in Orange County

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Orange County Animal Services is offering The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant, a program to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in Orange County, thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter. This is the sixth ye...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Orange County Emergency Declaration extended indefinitely

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With hospitalizations increasing and the Delta variant spreading, Orange County has extended the local COVID-19 related State of Emergency declaration indefinitely, The extension went into effect Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m.

Orange County's percent ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Elections Board sworn in

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Orange County's five-person Board of Elections was sworn in on Tuesday, July 20, and held its first meeting.

Jamie Cox was appointed Chair by Gov. Roy Cooper, who appoints the chair for all 100 county boards of elections.

The other members of the b...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Four candidates emerge for upcoming vacancy on Board of County Commissioners

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Four candidates have applied to be considered for appointment to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners to fill the vacancy that will occur on July 31, when Commissioner Mark Dorosin's resignation becomes official. The four candidates ar...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Commissioners extend deadline to appeal property values to Sept. 1

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On June 15, 2021, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the 2021 Orange County Board of Equalization and Review Formal Appeal adjournment date from June 30, 2021, to Sept. 1, 2021.

The purpose of this extension is to allo...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Orange County senior centers phase in on-site programs

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Orange County Department on Aging is pleased to welcome participants back to in-person group activities at both senior centers.

“Throughout the pandemic we have continued to serve older adults, their families and caregivers by way of phone, virtu...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Orange County Department on Aging 2021 Direct Care Worker Award nominations now open!

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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 (nurse aides,...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Social Services reminds parents to “check for baby” & never leave a child unattended in a car

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Orange County Department of Social Services reminds residents to develop the habit to “Check for Baby” when exiting and locking cars. As the summer months are upon us and temperatures continue to rise, be mindful and develop a routine ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team Available for Home Vaccinations

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In an effort to ensure that all community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team is ready to vaccinate people who are homebound or are otherwise unable to travel to a vaccine clinic.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Animal Services reminds pet owners about heat and hot car dangers

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Orange County Animal Services reminds residents to be mindful of pets during the hot temperatures that arrive with summer. Temperatures in our area often climb above ninety (90) degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year. Knowing the dangers for pets is ...

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