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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Orange County Health Department Prepares to Move into Phase 1b of COVID Vaccine Effort

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North Carolina has moved into Phase 1b Group 1 of COVID vaccine distribution, meaning individuals 75 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions.

If you are 75 or older, ple...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Aging Department to host FREE COVID-19 testing event for adults 60+

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Orange County Department on Aging with Piedmont Health will host two drive-thru COVID-19 testing events for adults age 60 and over. The events will be primarily drive-thru testing, with a capacity for walk-ups as well.

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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: November 6, 2020

Orange County Departments continue to offer more services

Several Orange County departments have expanded the services available to residents. Please check the list below before contacting any department.

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Due to COVID-19 on-site activities at both Orange County senior centers are limited to virtual and parki...

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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

Orange County Health Department Gives Update on Phase 1b COVID Vaccine Effort

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The Orange County Health Department has more than 4,200 people signed up for vaccination in Phase 1b Group 1 for individuals 75 and older since registration opened, Jan. 7, and appointment slots are being filled already for next week.

As of this morning, t...

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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: January 6, 2021

Aging Department to host FREE COVID-19 testing events for adults 60+

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Orange County Department on Aging with Piedmont Health will host two drive-thru COVID-19 testing events for adults age 60 and over. The events will be primarily drive-thru testing, with a capacity for walk-ups as well.

Tests are available with or without i...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

County offers more grant programs for small businesses, farms and food processors

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Orange County’s Board of Commissioners have approved emergency funds throughout 2020 to assist our many small businesses, farms and food processors that have faced critical financial hardships during the current COVID-19 crisis. Thus far, Orange...

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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.

“Influenza is a seriou...

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