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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Orange County announces closings for Thanksgiving holidays

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Orange County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of next week to observe Thanksgiving. Please note the following schedule changes.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Orange County to host celebration of World AIDS Awareness

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE LGBTQ+ Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, International World AIDS Day Awareness on Dec. 1. 

The session will feature two guest speakers: R...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Indoor Gatherings Limit Reduced to 10; Precautions Need to Be Taken Now for Thanksgiving

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North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people again, effective at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Anyone planning to gather with non-household members for Thanksgiving should start a 14-day quarantine today, Nov. 12, to lower...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Bail Reform Efforts in Orange County and Pandemic Responses in the Criminal Justice System

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On October 1, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour issued an Administrative Order adopting significant bail reform tools to be piloted in Orange County. These bail reforms resulted from recommendations of a Pretrial Reform Work Group that be...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Orange County announces recipients of 2020 Direct Care Worker Outstanding Service Awards

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Orange County Department on Aging and the Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) honored 31 individuals for their outstanding service in long-term care on Oct 22 during a virtual Direct Care Worker Award ceremony.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Orange County Health Department Offers Guidance on Safer Holiday Breaks

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Any scenario in which people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. The Orange County Health Department offers information on how to gather more safely during the holidays, including guidance for students leaving college campuses and othe...

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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 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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