As a reminder to the community, the Town of Carrboro requires all employees and visitors accessing Town facilities indoors to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing (maintaining a six-foot distance between individuals) is also required in all facilities.
The Town continues to follow public health guidance from Orange County and the NC Department of Health and Human Services in support of safe and responsible provision of in-person services. Out of an abundance of caution to prevent the possible spread of the virus, in particular the Omicron variant, Town of Carrboro employees are working remotely where possible.
Mayor Damon Seils has stated: "The message for all of us is clear: Get vaccinated and boosted. Wear a mask indoors. Avoid large gatherings. Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed. These simple steps will help protect the community and reduce strain on our health care system."
Health officials urge the community to take the following steps to protect against COVID-19, including variants like Omicron.
- Get vaccinated and if eligible get a booster. Boosters for all residents ages 16 and up are currently available throughout Orange County. To find a convenient location visit vaccines.gov.
- Wear well-fitting masks in indoor public settings and crowded outdoor settings. Orange County continues to have an indoor mask mandate. The mandate applies to anyone 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status.
- Get tested if you have symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have traveled as per guidelines or have been in a setting where you may have been exposed.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash hands frequently.
- Stay away from crowds.
- Improve ventilation in your home and workplace.
- Take extra care to avoid exposure to the virus if you have medical conditions or live with someone with medical conditions.
Town of Carrboro leadership will continue to monitor public health recommendations, evaluate procedures and make changes accordingly.