Hillsborough Joins Orange County Stay-at-Home Order
The Town of Hillsborough has issued a proclamation consenting to the application of a stay-at-home order for residents within its jurisdiction.
“This stay-at-home proclamation aims to drive home the serious nature of this pandemic and to help our residents and businesses understand what we need to do to keep ourselves and each other safe,” Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver said. “Our collective commitment to complying with this order ― agreeing to stay at home and stay physically apart from others ― will determine how well our community fares in the coronavirus emergency.”
Orange County issued the declaration of a stay-at-home order in coordination with the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough to prevent further spread of COVID-19. It becomes effective at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27 and will remain in place until 5 p.m. April 30. The order for all county residents is intended to slow transmission of the virus, prevent overwhelming local hospitals and keep first responders safe by ensuring self-isolation of as many people as possible.
“I encourage every member of our community to remember that we need to reduce our exposure to risk; that we need to align our own behavior with what is best for everyone else around us; and that we need to stay focused on what we need to do to stay safe while being prepared for changing conditions,” Weaver said. “We must stay together in this effort, and I have every faith the Hillsborough community can and will do so.”
For more details, see the Orange County news release on the order, which includes a link to frequently asked questions. Also, see the Stay at Home Order page on the town’s website. As a reminder, staff are available by phone and email for assistance. See the Contact Us webpage.
Stay informed of town service changes:
- Subscribe to town news releases: www.hillsboroughnc.gov/news/subscriptions/subscribe/
- Visit the town’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webpage: www.hillsboroughnc.gov/community/covid-19-coronavirus/
- Follow the town on Facebook: @HillsboroughGov
- Follow the town on Twitter: @HillsboroughGov
- Follow the town on NextDoor: www.nextdoor.com/pages/town-of-hillsborough-2. Note this is a new platform the town has launched for use in emergencies. Please use the town’s Contact Us webpage to contact the Public Information Office for any questions on posts.
For information on the virus and Orange County services, including social services:
- Call the Orange County call center at 919-245-6111. The line is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is available in Spanish and other languages. Weekend hours were removed due to little use.
- Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See the Health Department's COVID-19 web section: www.orangecountync.gov/coronavirus
- Sign up for daily text updates: Text 888-777. In the message box, put ocnchealth for English texts or ocncsalud for Spanish texts. Carrier message or data rates may apply.
- Sign up for the Health Department's COVID-19 e-newsletter, issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays: https://www.orangecountync.gov/list.aspx?ListID=358
Need toilet paper?
Hillsborough water and sewer customers who need emergency toilet paper can contact Utilities Infrastructure Protection Supervisor Troy Miller by email or at 919-732-9459.
Please do not flush wipes or other materials used in place of toilet paper. These items should be placed in the trash regardless of whether they are labeled flushable. See the No Wipes in the Pipes page on the town’s Engage Hillsborough platform.
State of the Town Address
If you have not already viewed the mayor’s State of the Town Address, see the video on the town’s YouTube channel or read the summary news release. Weaver focused on the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging an expedition mindset as well as concrete steps to get through the outbreak and its challenges.