COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates for City Employees

The City of Durham is taking proactive steps to protect the workplace in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It is the City’s goal during any such time period to strive to operate effectively and ensure that all essential services are continuously provided and that employees are safe within the workplace.

The City of Durham is committed to providing authoritative information about the nature and spread of infectious diseases, including symptoms and signs to watch for, as well as required steps to be taken in the event of an illness or outbreak.


HR Updates

  1. HR Policies
  2. HR Communication
  3. Contact HR

The following policies go into effect Monday, March 30 and remain in effect until at least Sunday, May 31, and may be modified or extended as necessary:

It is important for City of Durham employees to read the following policies and work with your supervisor to develop a work plan based on your department needs, the nature of your job, and your personal circumstances.

Call 211 for NCDHHS COVID-19 hotline or 919-635-8150 for Durham COVID-19 hotline


City Closures

Due to stay-at-home orders in Durham and North Carolina, all City of Durham facilities are closed to the public and non-essential City personnel until further notice. Learn more


PAPA (Public Affairs Priority Alerts)

PAPA (Public Affairs Priority Alerts) is the City’s emergency notification system used to provide important information and updates to employees, including those related to COVID-19 and its impact on City employees. You can expect to receive PAPA alerts via email, phone, and/or text depending on your personal settings.

To learn more about PAPA view the PAPA How-to Guide (PDF), including how to update your contact information on page 7.


Additional Information and Resources

  1. General
  2. your health
  3. TECH & Working from Home