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Posted on: July 2, 2020

County announces changes for Independence Day

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Orange County announced several schedule modifications for Independence Day, which is being observed Friday, July 3.

  • All Solid Waste and Recycling Centers and the Landfill and Related Services will be closed.
  • Curbside recycling will be collected as normal o...
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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Orange County Health Department Urges Community to Celebrate Fourth of July Safely

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Celebrations with crowds that do not follow proper physical distancing guidelines could lead to extended restrictions in North Carolina and Orange County.

“The increase in positive COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is very likely associated with i...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

N.C. pauses in Safer at Home Phase 2, adds face covering mandate

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Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Orange County Board of Commissioners Listening Session on Racial Justice

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Human Relations Commission will host a listening session on Issues of Policing and Racial Justice and Equity in Orange County.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

OCES schedules community distributions for face coverings

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With the use of face coverings mandated in Orange County, Emergency Services is working to get face coverings to the public. OCES ordered 30,000 masks, with 22,000 distributed to public safety partners, human services organizations and other targeted comm...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

As Contact Tracing is Expanded in Orange County, Community Members are Asked to Answer Their Calls

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. June 12, 2020 – Simply put, contact tracers are disease detectives. Contact tracing is the identification and monitoring of all persons who might have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you are COVID-...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Orange County Extends Emergency Declaration, Mandates Face Coverings

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Orange County has extended its COVID-19-related state of emergency through Aug. 31 and has mandated the use of face coverings in many situations.

The face covering requirement, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, applies to:

  • All customers, emp...
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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Department on Aging announces new date for the 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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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 (nur...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Commissioners approve Eviction Diversion Program

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners created an Eviction Diversion Program at its June 2 meeting to help eligible county residents avoid eviction as a result of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Aging Department offers free tax help for low and moderate income taxpayers through VITA program

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The deadline for filing 2019 income taxes is now July 15, 2020.  The Orange County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is continuing to assist low and moderate-income taxpayers. VITA services are free to those that have incomes below $...

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