Morrisville Town Council and Town staff are working hard to address the impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Town government IS NOT CLOSED. Our public facing services such as police, fire and public works continue to be provided. Development services (planning, inspections and engineering services) are being provided remotely and in the field using appropriate social distancing measures.
We recognize this is a difficult time for local businesses in our community as well. The Town of Morrisville and the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce are committed to supporting local establishments, and are collaborating to help businesses by creating a platform to highlight businesses, connect patrons with businesses, and share important information and resources as they become available.
We are asking owners of local businesses to complete a brief questionnaire that will help us gather information to garner support for their establishments.
The information provided will be publicized in our Support Local Business Database.
Guidance for Morrisville Businesses
In response to the rising number of positive cases of COVID-19, Wake County has put new restrictions in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus. By reducing public interaction, we can limit the virus from infecting more people – and protect our at-risk populations, while simultaneously reducing the strain on our healthcare systems.
Visit here for guidance for business owners.
Signage Permit Requirements Relaxed
In light of COVID-19 and the impact on local businesses, the Town has temporarily suspended the requirement to obtain a permit for temporary promotional business event signs. Such signage should continue to comply with the size, number and other regulations in the Unified Development Ordinance.
Flexibility will also be exercised in enforcing regulations related to signage placed in Town rights-of-way.
However, the Town asks for the business community’s cooperation in continuing to protect the community character and avoiding unnecessary sign clutter. “Excessive” signage may be removed and the use of moving signs such as “feather” signs or flags prohibited by Section 5.16.2(D) should continue to be avoided due to the potential for driver distraction. Signs deemed to pose a public safety hazard due to conflicts with sight lines, required emergency access routes, that use colors, words or shapes that imitate regulatory signs or that are otherwise deemed to be unsafe will be removed.
Special Events Permits Suspended
Please note that the Town has temporarily suspended acceptance of Special Event Permits during the current COVID-10 State of Emergency.
Resources for Business
People can apply for unemployment on the N.C. Department of Commerce’s website. Under Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order signed on March 17, unemployment benefits will be easier to access during the COVID-19 pandemic.