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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Durham Launches CARES Small Business Grants Program - Applications Open Nov. 12

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Friday, November 6: Durham is offering support for small businesses affected by the pandemic through a new grant program. The program will provide $240,000 of CARES Act funds to help businesses cover essential COVID-19-related expenses.

Durham is offering more financial support for small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through a new grant program.

The City Council has authorized $240,000 of its CARES Act allocation to establish the new Durham CARES Small Business Gr...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Durham Parks & Recreation (DPR) to Host Socially-Distanced Holiday Events

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Thursday, November 12: DPR is excited to provide free, festive fun to the Durham community this holiday season! Learn more about Bull City Holidayz which will offer holiday-themed events the first three Saturdays in December, and more!

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Indoor Pools Open for Lap Swim by Reservation Only

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Tuesday, October 13: Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce that the Edison Johnson Aquatics Center and Campus Hills Pool are now open for lap swim by reservation only.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Durham Announces Halloween Safety Guidelines with DPR to Host Virtual & Drive-Through Events

Durham Halloween Safety Guidelines & Events

Tuesday, October 6: Due to COVID-19, activities like trick-or-treating, indoor events, and large gatherings are discouraged, and considered high risk. Learn about safety guidelines and other ways to celebrate including many DPR events.

Durham Announces Halloween Safety Guidelines

Mayor Steve Schewel shared Halloween safety guidelines for the Durham community based on the recommendations of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) in a press conference on Tuesda...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Durham Water to Resume Cutoffs for Nonpayment on September 16

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Wednesday, Sept. 2: The City has returned to regular water billing practices and will resume cutoffs for nonpayment. To remain operational, the City must receive payments; there are resources and options for those experiencing hardship.

In early March, the City of Durham Department of Water Management stopped disconnecting customers regardless of ability to pay. On March 31, Governor Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order suspending utility disconnects statewide. When the Order expired on ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Watch City Life: Office Operations During COVID-19

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Monday, August 17: As some Durham offices re-open to employees, Beverly Thompson hosts a conversation about what it takes to safely go back such settings.

Now on Durham Television Network & YouTube; Audio Podcast on iTunes & Stitcher

As some offices are beginning to open back up or are beginning to make plans for re-opening to employees, there is a lot of concern about how safe it really is to go bac...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Durham Water Prepares to Resume Regular Billing Practices Offers Support to Water Customers

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Thursday, August 6: After suspending water disconnects for several months due to COVID-19, the City will begin resuming regular billing practices. Customers who need assistance may apply online for a payment plan or Water Hardship Fund.

In early March, the City of Durham Department of Water Management stopped disconnecting customers regardless of ability to pay. That quick action—which guaranteed all residents would have the drinking water they needed for cooking, washing, and ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

81 Businesses Funded through Durham Small Business Recovery Fund

Durham Small Business Recovery Fund - Application Process for Round 2 Begins July 20

Tuesday, July 21: More than 80 Durham businesses have received assistance from the Small Business Recovery Fund to help them recover during the Covid-19 pandemic; applications are now open for a second round of funding beginning July 20.

Second Round of Funding Began July 20; Small Businesses in Durham County Now Eligible to Apply

More than 80 Durham businesses have received much-needed assistance from the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund to help them recover during the Covid-19 pandemi...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

“Back on the Bull” Campaign to Help Durham, NC Stay Open Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, July 15: The Recovery & Renewal Task Force teamed up with Duke’s Center for Advanced Hindsight and McKinney to create a reopening campaign, including a business self-certification tool & ways for the community to show support.

The Durham Recovery and Renewal Task Force (RRTF) today announced a new campaign designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 using public health and behavioral science best practices. Created by The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University (CAH) ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Durham Officials Again Amend Current Safer-At-Home Order

Thursday, July 9: Durham City and County Officials announced an update to the Safer-at-Home Order first issued on May 28, 2020. This amendment, to go into effect at 5 p.m. July 9, 2020, makes additional changes in several major areas.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Durham Officials Amend Current Safer-at-Home Order

Friday, June 12: City of Durham and Durham County officials announced an amendment to the Safer-at-Home Order issued on May 28th, 2020. This amendment focuses on two areas: Outdoor Exercise Classes along with changes for Real Estate.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Durham Officials Announce New Safer-At-Home Order

Friday, May 29: City and County Officials announced plans to transition the community to a Safer-At-Home Order effective June 1 at 8 a.m. The updated order closely aligns with the state order and allows more businesses to re-open.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Durham Resumes Curbside Yard Waste Collections with Modified Schedule

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Wednesday, May 27: Existing yard waste customers will soon see curbside collections resume beginning in June, but with a modified collection schedule taking place every other Friday.

Biweekly Collections Set for Fridays Beginning in June

Existing yard waste customers will soon see curbside collections resume beginning next week, but with a modified collection schedule.

The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department temporarily sus...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Durham Parks & Recreation (DPR) Pools to Remain Closed for Summer Season

Friday, May 22: After careful consideration, including guidance from the National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) and federal, state, and local health officials, DPR will not open it’s outdoor pools for the 2020 summer season.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Durham Officials Announce Modifications to Stay-at-Home Order

Friday, May 22: Effective 5 p.m. on May 22, Durham’s Stay-At-Home Order has been modified to reflect some of the state’s latest changes (Executive Order 141), while keeping several additional requirements in place for a little longer.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Durham Officials Announce Update to Stay-At-Home Order

Friday, May 15: Starting May 15, 2020 at 5 p.m., Durham’s updated Stay-at-Home Order is in effect until further notice. It mostly adopts the Governor's Executive Order 138 with some additional requirements for Durham residents/visitors.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City of Durham Opens Waste Disposal and Recycling Center May 18

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Thursday, May 14: As Durham begins to cautiously lift some restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., will open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 18.

As Durham begins to cautiously lift some restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one City of Durham facility will now reopen on Monday, May 18.

While most City of Durham facilities, including City Hall, police headquarters, all fire stations, and all...

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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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