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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Planning & Development Updates: Deferred Fees, Construction Trade Operations, DSC Operations

Tuesday, March 26: Building and construction trades exempt from Stay-at-Home Order, practicing social distancing at job sites, and modifications to Development Services Center (DSC) operations.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

PARKDurham Modifies Operations to Ensure Safety of Public and Employees

Thursday, March 26: Starting March 26 at 6 p.m., PARKDurham has modified its operations to comply with the Stay-at-Home Order. This includes changes to customer service, parking garage and lot operations, and parking enforcement.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Durham Suspends Curbside Yard Waste and Bulky Services Effective March 30

Thursday, March 26: Starting March 30, curbside collection for yard waste and bulky items are temporarily suspended to focus on garbage and recycling collection, which help to maintain the public health and safety of residents.

Beginning Monday, March 30, the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department will only offer curbside collections for trash and recycling.

Curbside collections for yard waste and bulky items are temporarily suspended to enable the department to focus i...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Durham Issues COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order Effective March 26 to April 30

Wednesday, March 25: In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, Mayor Steve Schewel has issued a Stay-at-Home Order for all city residents to further help stop the spread of this virus. View the order and FAQ for specific details.

View Stay-at-Home Order FAQs | View this alert in Spanish (PDF)

In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel has issued a Stay-at-Home Order for all city residents to further help stop the spread of this virus.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Changes to 911 Calls for Service Due to COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Police Department has initiated new protocols for officers who respond to 911 calls. Non-violent calls that only require an after-incident report will be taken over the phone.

In light of continued concerns related to the Coronavirus outbreak across our state, the Durham Police Department has initiated new protocols and procedures for DPD officers who are on the frontlines responding to 911 calls for service.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Durham Police Department Issues Fraud Alert – COVID-19 Testing Scam

Monday, March 23: The police department issues warning to neighbors after receiving a report involving a scam about COVID-19 testing in a Northern Durham neighborhood. Learn more and find fraud prevention tips.

The Durham Police Department wants to warn neighbors after receiving a report involving a scam about COVID-19 testing.

A man was reportedly going door to door in a Northern Durham neighborhood asking residents for personal information. He said he needed th...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) Closes Playgrounds and Park Restrooms

Monday, March 23: Effective Monday, March 23, playgrounds and park restrooms are closed until further notice. Parks, trails, and greenways will remain open.

As you recreate in Durham’s parks and trails, model social distancing by maintaining a safe distance (at least 6 feet) between you and other users. Group activities, i.e. basketball games, etc. are strongly discouraged. See the DPR website for a...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Business Webinars to Address COVID-19 Topics Including Unemployment, Loans, and Taxes

Monday, March 23: During the week of March 23, daily webinars led by the Small Business Technical and Development Center (SBTDC) and the Small Business Center at Durham Tech (SBC) will help small businesses work through COVID-19 issues.

The Small Business Technical and Development Center (SBTDC) and the Small Business Center at Durham Tech (SBC) are coordinating daily webinars aimed at helping small businesses work through issues related to Covid-19. Topics include: How to get unemployme...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

GoDurham Announces Service Changes

Monday, March 23: As of Monday, March 23, all GoDurham buses and ACCESS rides are fare free and service will end each day at 9:30 p.m. In addition, riders are asked to board buses using the rear doors.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Durham Closing All City Facilities to Public Effective March 23

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Friday, March 20: In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, all City of Durham facilities will be closed to the public starting March 13 until further notice. This includes City Hall, police HQ, fire stations, and DPR.

In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, the City of Durham is taking increased measures to help stop the potential spread of this virus among residents and City staff.

Effective Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m., all City of Durham facilities, including ...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayor Schewel Holds Press Conference to Address Emergency Declaration

Friday, March 20: Mayor Schewel explains his decision to issue an emergency declaration on March 13, and the decision to expand it on March 19. "We do not want to look back and say we wish we had done more or acted sooner."

Below is a summary of the emergency declarations for the City of Durham.

Friday, March 13 - City of Durham Issues State of Emergency

As part of the COVID-19 response, at 5 p.m., Friday, March 13, Mayor Steve Schewel signed a Declaration of a State of Emerge...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Durham Police Department - COVID-19 Public Awareness Update #2

Friday, March 20: The Police Department will enforce the order by the Secretary of NCDHHS for restaurants to close all seating areas, and will enforce the Mayor's declaration for gyms, clubs, and theaters to cease operations.

In light of new information regarding the presence of community spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, local jurisdictions are expected to enforce the more stringent Order of Abatement of Imminent Hazard issued by the Secretary of the North Carolina Depart...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Public Awareness Update from the Durham Police Department

Thursday, March 19: The Police Dept. asks the public to stop the spread of misinformation, which causes unnecessary calls for emergency services. The police will also enforce the governor's executive orders to help keep Durham safe.

The Durham Police Department needs your help getting the word out regarding misinformation being distributed on social media resulting in unnecessary calls and posts for emergency services.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued re...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in City of Durham

Thursday, March 19: Durham Mayor Steve Schewel signed an amendment to the declaration of state of emergency in the City of Durham to expand closures to gyms, fitness centers, health clubs, and theaters effective 5 p.m. Friday, March 20.

View the declaration amendment in English or Spanish.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

PARKDurham Modifies and Suspends Some Services

Wednesday, March 18: In response to the recent malware attack and COVID-19, PARKDurham has modified or suspended some services including changes to payment options, creation of curbside delivery zones, and increased sanitation efforts.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City's Waste Disposal & Recycling Center Closed to Non-Commercial Customers

Tuesday, March 17:: Starting March 18 at 4 p.m., the Waste Disposal & Recycling Center will close to all customers except large commercial accounts and City of Durham vehicles. Curbside residential collections are NOT affected.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates to ensure the safety of the public as well as employees, the City of Durham Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., will be closed until further notice beginning at 4 p.m. on Wed...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

GoDurham Service and Facility Updates

Monday, March 16: Find current updates regarding GoDurham bus routes and levels of service.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Development Services Center (DSC) Operating with Limited Services

Monday, March 16: The DSC is open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but requests that business be conducted by phone, email, or virtual meeting as much as possible. View DSC service updates in response to the malware attack and COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Announces Cancellation of March 16 City Council Meeting, DPR Facility Closures

Sunday, March 15: The City announced additional closures in the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including cancellation of the March 16 City Council Meeting, March 19 Work Session, and closure of all DPR facilities.

On Sunday, March 15, the City of Durham announced the following closures and cancellations in the ongoing effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

  • The Monday, March 16 City Council Meeting and Thursday, March 19 Work Session have both be...
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

City-Owned Facilities Announce Closures and Cancellations

Friday, March 13: Many City-owned facilities have announced closures and cancellations of upcoming events including DPAC, Carolina Theatre, Durham Arts Council, and the Durham Convention Center.

As a result of government recommendations against gatherings of more than 100 people due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many City-owned facilities have announced closures and cancellations of upcoming events including: DPAC, Carolina Theatre, Durham Arts Counc...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) Announces Facility Closures and Changes to Programs and Events

Friday, March 13: To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, DPR has closed all facilities, suspended programs and activities, and canceled events until further notice, including Durham Senior Games and Earth Day.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Durham Issues State of Emergency

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Friday, March 13: As part of the COVID-19 response, at 5:00 pm this evening, Friday, March 13, Mayor Steve Schewel signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency declaring that a state of emergency exists in the City of Durham.

As part of the COVID-19 response, at 5:00 pm this evening, Friday, March 13, Mayor Steve Schewel signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency declaring that a state of emergency exists in the City of Durham. View the declaration in English and Sp...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Suspends Disconnection of Residential Water Services Due to COVID-19

Friday, March 13: In light of the public health threat posed by COVID-19, on Monday the City’s Department of Water Management suspended the disconnection of residential water services for nonpayment.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

COVID-19 and Drinking Water

Thursday, March 12: The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Durham customers can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.

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