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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Orange County to host presentation on green burial options

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, A Case for Green Burial on Feb. 11.

The Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team welcom...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

NCDHHS Revises the Vaccine Plan to Simplify Who is Eligible

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) revised its vaccine distribution plan on Jan. 14 to simplify who is eligible to receive the vaccine.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Orange County Plans for Phased, Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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When a COVID vaccine is available for the general public, the Orange County Health Department has a plan to ensure the vaccine is distributed equitably and efficiently to county residents.

To help determine who should get the vaccine first, the North Carol...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Fire Marshal Division selected to participate in community risk reduction pilot program

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The Orange County Fire Marshal Division has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to NFPA 1300, Standard on C...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Orange County Health Department Shares Information to Speed Vaccine Effort

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The Orange County Health Department is receiving an extremely high volume of phone calls and emails regarding vaccine registration. It is asking for the public’s patience and sharing information to help answer questions and speed the vaccine pro...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Board of Commissioners proclaim Jan. 20 "Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett Day"

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Orange County is celebrating Jan. 20 as “Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett Day” after the Board of County Commissioners adopted a proclamation honoring the county native who played a key role in developing one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

BOCC releases statement on the threat to our Democracy

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Statement on the Threat to Our DemocracyMembers of the Board of County Commissioners, Orange County, NC

The violent insurrection at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was a threat to our American democracy, and a menace to the safety of the America...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Long-Term Recovery Plan Ready for Review

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The draft Orange County Long-Term Recovery and Transformation Plan is ready for review, with two virtual public meetings occurring this week and public comment available online through Jan. 29.

The draft plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and oth...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Orange County to host presentation on green burial options

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, A Case for Green Burial on Feb. 11.

The Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team welcom...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

NCDHHS Revises the Vaccine Plan to Simplify Who is Eligible

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) revised its vaccine distribution plan on Jan. 14 to simplify who is eligible to receive the vaccine.

North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nominations being accepted for 31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards, which are presented annually to an Orange County youth, adult, and business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of eq...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Local Governments to Consider New Protections for LGBTQ People in Orange County

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Local governments in Orange County will consider adopting new safeguards against LGBTQ discrimination this January, following the expiration of a three-year state ban blocking those protections.

In a coordinated and concerted approach, the elected leaders ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Tax Office announces error in listing forms; corrected forms mailed Jan. 5

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The Orange County Tax Office announced today an error during printing of the 2021 Real and Personal Listing Forms caused the signature block not to print on the bottom of the form. The error was caught quickly, and corrected forms were mailed Jan. 5.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Modified Stay at Home Order Extended, Residents Directed to Take Immediate COVID-19 Safety Actions

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Gov. Roy Cooper has extended North Carolina’s modified stay at home order through at least Jan. 29, and the state health department has issued a secretarial directive for North Carolinians to take immediate actions to protect themselves and othe...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Orange County issues update on draft Buckhorn Area Plan study

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The Board of County Commissioners has received questions from concerned residents about the status of the draft Buckhorn Area Plan Study. The draft Study was presented at a Nov. 10, Virtual Open House and can be accessed via the following link http://ptrc...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

With Key Metrics Increasing Rapidly, NC to Begin Modified Stay at Home Order to Slow COVID spread

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North Carolina will begin a modified stay at home order at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, due to a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends. The order requires people to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and will be in place until a...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Video Series to Address Health Disparities in the Hispanic/Latinx Community During COVID-19

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The Orange County Human Rights and Relations (OCHRR) and the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) have launched a video series called “Cafecitos con el Condado de Orange” (Coffee with Orange County) to help address the concerns and q...

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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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