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The Town of Chapel Hill has joined Orange County’s Stay at Home Declaration (see news release below). The Declaration will be in effect beginning at 6 p.m.  Friday, March 27, until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Access the Town of Chapel Hill Order and Frequently Asked Questions

Find resources here on COVID-19 including Social Distancing (English | Spanish), Coronavirus Myths & Facts, News, Health Issues, Town Services, Utility Assistance, Food Needs, Helping Others, Employment Concerns, Chapel Hill Transit, and links to Public Health Agencies.

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COVID-19: Message from the Mayor

Post Date:03/17/2020 4:03 PM

DISTRIBUTING FOODChapel Hill Friends and Neighbors,

The delivery of more than 2,000 meals to Chapel Hill-Carrboro students yesterday and again today is nothing short of amazing.

I want to thank the Chapel Hill–Carrboro City Schools, local organizations and non-profit partners for mobilizing quickly to provide food to children throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

To best serve our community and meet growing demands, we are working hard to increase coordination between our non-profit partners. Here are some of the things that are underway:

  • TABLE is delivering healthy, non-perishable food to kids once a week
  • The IFC Food Pantry and Community Kitchen are providing meals and groceries to families and adults
  • Meals on Wheels is delivering a hot meal and five frozen meals to Seniors once a week
  • PORCH has been helping to distribute grocery gift cards
  • Town staff is working with other community partners to identify needs in the community and coordinate resources

We know the need will continue to grow and are working together to match resources with community needs.

Our partners are adapting their models to make sure they can provide meals and groceries while also observing social distancing precautions.

Things you can do immediately include:

1. If you are able, donate funds or food to one of these organizations:

2. Signal your interest in volunteer opportunities by filling out the Community Partnership volunteer survey form.

3. Keep an eye on friends and neighbors

Also, if you need help or have questions, please reach out.  The Town has set up a Call Center (919-969-5005) and is currently compiling a list of resources which will be posted shortly on the Town of Chapel Hill’s COVID-19 Resource Webpage.  

Please stay tuned.  I will continue to share information about community resources and volunteer opportunities as I learn of them.

Mayor Pam Hemminger

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What the Town Is Doing

The Town of Chapel Hill is working closely with local health officials to reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (coronavirus). For more information, please visit the following local, state, and national health experts.

  • The Town has closed Town facilities to the public and canceled all public events. However, the Town will remain open for business. For details, see Town Services and Facilities below. Access the news announcement at

  • The Town has opened a TOWN CALL CENTER at 919-969-5005 from 8:30 am–5 pm M–F to answer questions about Town services. For health-related questions, call the Orange County Health Department at 919-245-6111 (8:30 am–5 pm daily), or the NC Department of Health and Human Services (24/7) at 1-866-462-3821.

  • The Town  has declared a State of Emergency to help Town leaders and emergency managers streamline and expedite their response.

  • The Town is engaging with residents to hear concerns, respond and share information through Chapel Hill eNews email updates (sign up here); social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Next Door; its Neighborhood Liaisons; and through a network of community partners including the public schools, businesses and human services agencies.

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Orange County Health Department

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The Orange County Health Department is our local source for health-related information. Click here to go directly to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) webpage.

NC Department of Health & Human Services
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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is our State authority when it comes to health-related concerns. There is a Citizen Hotline available 24/7 at 1-866-462-3821. To submit questions online, visit and select "chat". For more information, click here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national authority for health-related concerns. Click here for a COVID-19 (coronavirus) webpage from the CDC.
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