Town leaders are continuously monitoring the situations in coordination with Wake County Public Health Division, the lead agency for guidance as it relates to the coronavirus and in coordination with neighboring jurisdictions.
Know Who to Call: Wake County Public Health is the lead agency for this event. If you have specific questions related to your health and COVID-19, please call (919) 856-7044 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps We are Taking: The safety and welfare of our community and staff is paramount during this event. The Town has implemented efforts to reduce our exposure footprint where reasonably practical and institute healthy protocols throughout while continuing to sustain core services.
In alignment with Wake County’s announcement of new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Morrisville will close all facilities to the public, effective Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. They will remain closed through April 30. Residents are encouraged to conduct business with the Town electronically (website, phone or email).
Town staff have implemented telecommuting/alternate work strategies and other simple precautionary measures to stay healthy and support social distancing to reduce risk exposure. For a complete list, click here.
Latest Cancelations, Closings and Delays (updated 4/2/2020):
- The Town of Morrisville has issued a Stay-at-Home Proclamation for all residents to further combat the spread of the virus. The proclamation will go into effect on Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until April 16, 2020.
- Beginning March 23, the use of playground equipment at public and private parks is prohibited through April 30. This does not include backyard playgrounds or other amenities such as greenways and walking trails.
- Citizen Advisory Committee meetings (through April 30)
- Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facilities will be closed, all organized programs, events and scheduled rentals will be canceled through April 30. We are closing our bathrooms within the parks but are not currently restricting access to open spaces or greenways; we encourage all park users to keep in mind the CDC and other government guidelines around social distancing and minimizing unnecessary interactions. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facilities that will be closed, include the following:
- Cedar Fork Community Center
- Cedar Fork District Park
- Church Street Park
- Healthy Food Hub
- Northwest Park
- Morrisville Community Park Shiloh Community Park and Luther Green Community Center
- Town events have been canceled or postponed through April 30. The Easter Egg Hunt is canceled and the Vendor Blender will be rescheduled to a later date.
Inspections: Effective Monday, March 23, the Town of Morrisville Inspections Department is indefinitely amending their inspections process in an effort to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The inspections process change will be as follows:
- At this time, Inspections staff will temporarily suspend conducting in-person inspections of change-outs in occupied residential homes.
- Staff will maintain a contact list of permits with suspended inspections and will reach out to reschedule when it has been deemed appropriate to do so.
- For applicants wishing to do so, HVAC change out (no gas) and other inspections identified in the NC DOI Guidance Paper may be conducted via Live Remote Inspections https://bit.ly/NCDOIGuidancePaper