Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order regarding retail establishments went into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, for 30 days. Grocery stores, pharmacies, big box retailers, and other similar businesses must limit the number of occupants and mark six feet of spacing at high-traffic areas.
Residents who are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather this weekend are reminded to follow physical distancing requirements and the Chapel Hill Stay at Home orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Town of Chapel Hill Public Housing department, in conjunction with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and PORCH hunger relief organization, distributed large boxes of food to over 350 households on Wednesday, April 8.
Starting Saturday, April 18, the Town of Chapel Hill will stop collecting weekly yard waste and bulky items (e.g., furniture, mattresses, appliances) until further notice. Orange County Waste & Recycling Centers will accept these items at no charge.
Chapel Hill Transit continues to run Saturday routes and schedules during the Orange County stay at home order. EZ-Rider will offer premium service on Easter Sunday and construction activities will close the bus stop at N. Columbia Street at Rosemary Street.
On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper ordered tighter limits on gatherings and extended school closures statewide to May 15, 2020. The Executive Order, effective Wednesday, March 25, also closed some businesses that require close social interaction and limited visitors to long-term care centers.