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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Orange County issues new standards for food-service establishments to go into effect Friday, July 10

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With COVID-19 cases rising in Orange County, the county amended its emergency declaration to provide new standards for the onsite consumption of food and beverages at restaurants, private clubs and other food-service establishments.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Animal Services receives Petco Foundation Grant for medical treatment program

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is proud to announce that they have received a grant from the Petco Foundation to fund its Medical Treatment Program for animals housed at the shelter.

The grant amount received from the Petco Foundation is $20,000. Thi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

DCHC MPO Seeks Comment on 30-Year Plan for Future Transportation Priorities

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If you’re interested in the 30-year plan for future highway, bicycle, rail, pedestrian and transit projects for our region, now’s your chance to give your feedback by August 5 on how the process to identify these projects will take pla...

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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: July 6, 2020

Orange County to host panel discussion on mental health

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE Mental Wellness & Aging Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual panel discussion entitled, “Let’s Talk About Mental Health During COVID” on J...

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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.

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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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