COVID-19 INFORMATION

On June 24, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper through Executive Order 147 extended Executive Order 141 for an three additional weeks through Friday, July 17, 2020.  Executive Order 147 includes a requirement to wear masks.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina has prepared a highlight and summary of the “Safer at Home” order (EO 141).  If you have questions about EO 141, call 2-1-1.  For Town specific information, please scroll down.

  • Effective Period – Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm through July 17 at 5:00 pm (Extended through EO 147).
  • High-Risk Individuals are Encouraged to Stay at Home – people over the age of 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.
  • Stay at Home Order Lifted – Executive Order 138 is lifted. Individuals are strongly encouraged to telework to the greatest extent permissible by their employer.
  • Social Distancing Recommendations
    • Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet
    • Carry and use hand sanitizer
    • Wash hands
    • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces
    • Stay at home if sick
  • Masks are Required (EO 147) - Please Refer to Document for Specifics
  • Exemptions from EO 141 – Worship, religious, and spiritual gatherings, funeral ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, and other activities constituting the exercise of First Amendment rights are exempted. Entities and individuals engaging in these activities are strongly urged to follow the recommendations to promote social distancing and reduce transmission and avoid holding mass gatherings. 
  • Retail Business Restrictions – Allowed to remain open
    • Limit the number of customers to 50% of the stated fire capacity or no more than 12 customers per 1,000 SF of total square footage of the location, whichever is lower
    • Mark six (6) feet of spacing in point of sale lines and in other high traffic areas for customers
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141 
  • Restaurants – Allowed to open
    • Limit the number of customers to 50% of the stated fire capacity or no more than 12 customers per 1,000 SF of total square footage of the location, whichever is lower
    • Limit the number of people in the space so that groups can stay six (6) feet apart
    • Arrange the restaurant so that customers sitting at a table are not within six (6) feet of any customers sitting at another table
    • Each group of customers sitting at a counter should be separated from other groups by six (6) feet
    • No more than ten (10) customers shall be seated together at the same table unless they are from the same household
    • Workers in restaurants are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings when they are within six (6) feet from another person
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141
    • Mark six (6) feet of spacing in lines at high-traffic areas for customers
The Town of Fuquay-Varina has developed a Temporary Extension of Outdoor Dining/Seating Guidelines to assist food and beverage service providers during the State of North Carolina Phase 2 - easing of restrictions.  See complete information.

  • Personal Care, Grooming, and Tattoo Businesses – Allowed to open
    • Limit the number of customers to 50% of the stated fire capacity or no more than 12 customers per 1,000 SF of total square footage of the location, whichever is lower
    • Limit the number of people in the store so that patrons can stay six (6) feet apart
    • Arrange seating so that groups of customers are separated from one another by six (6) feet
    • Workers shall wear cloth face coverings when they are within six (6) feet of another person
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141
    • Mark six (6) feet of spacing in point of sale lines and in other high traffic areas for customers
  • Pools – Indoor and Outdoor pools are allowed to open
    • Limit the number of users to 50% of the stated fire capacity or no more than 33 people per 1,000 SF of total deck square footage of the location, whichever is lower
    • Maximum occupancy in a pool is 10 people per 1,000 SF
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141
    • Applies to commercial and residential subdivision pools; not personal pools
  • Childcare Facilities – Allowed to open and serve all children
    • Follow NCDHHS guidelines
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141
    • Conduct daily health screenings of all individuals entering the building
    • Immediately isolate sick workers and children and send them home
    • Submit to NCDHHS the Emergency Child Care Provider application
  • Day Camps and Overnight Camps – Allowed to occur
    • Follow NCDHHS guidelines
    • Follow sanitation requirements defined in EO 141
    • Conduct daily health screenings of all individuals entering the building
    • Immediately isolate sick workers and children and send them home
    • Conduct daily symptom screening of workers (overnight camps)
    • Immediately isolate sick campers and staff away from others (overnight camps)
    • Perform ongoing and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of high touch areas with an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 (overnight camps)
  • Mass Gatherings
    • No more than 10 people indoors at the same time in a single space
    • No more than 25 people outdoors at the same time in a single space
    • Includes parades, fairs, and festivals
    • Outdoors limits applies to parks, beaches, and trails
    • Does not apply to retail businesses, restaurants, personal care businesses, grooming businesses, tattoo businesses, pools, childcare facilities, day camps, overnight camps, educational institutions, and governmental operations
    • Does not include gathering for health and safety, to look for and obtain goods and services, for work, or for receiving governmental services
  • Public Playgrounds – Remain closed
  • Entertainment and Fitness Facilities – Remain closed
    • Bingo parlors
    • Bowling alleys
    • Indoor exercise facilities
    • Gyms
    • Indoor fitness facilities
    • Health clubs and fitness centers
    • Movie theaters
    • Skating rinks
    • Gaming and business establishments
    • Venues for receptions or parties
    • Museums
    • Amusement parks
    • Bars
    • Night clubs, dance halls, or music halls
  • Entertainment and Sporting Events in Large Venues – Allowed to hold sporting and entertainment events for the recording of and broadcasting to the public
    • Must comply with mass gathering restrictions – exception for entertainers, performers, and athletes, along with coaches, training, support, and broadcast staff
  • EO 138 Carryover
    • Provisions on schools
    • Provisions on long-term care providers
FAQ for Phase 2

Guidance Documents

Town Operations

 Town Facilities


Fuquay-Varina Town Hall is open for the following limited services: Utility Business, Permitting Business, and Planning submittals only.

Residents who visit Town Hall will be asked to adhere to maintaining social distancing requirements of 6 feet in distance (marked in our lobby) and wearing a mask.  Customers will be asked a series of CDC recommended screening questions prior to entering our lobby.  For the safety of our staff and guests visiting the lobby, our staff will wear personal protective gear. All town facilities will continue to be disinfected on a regular basis.  Public hours at this facility will be Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM  Although walk-in customers are accepted, the Town highly encourages residents to continue to utilize our online services and the utility payment drop box located directly behind Town Hall on E. Jones Street. 

Greenways, the area adjacent to greenways and tennis courts remain open.  

On June 1, the following facilities will reopen to the public consistent with CDC and NC DHHS guidelines:

  • Fuquay-Varina Arts Center*
  • Fuquay-Varina Community Center (Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM)*
  • External restrooms at Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve, ancillary family restrooms at Fleming Loop Park, and water fountains at all Town parks
  • Limited programming at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, Fuquay-Varina Parks Facilities, and the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. All participation will require preregistration, indoor classes will be limited to groups of 8, and participants will be required to answer a series of screening questions and wear a face covering upon entry to the facility.
  • Fuquay-Varina Dog Park
  • Picnic Shelters (Provided 6 foot social distancing can be maintained between individuals not in the same household. No gatherings of more than 25 people allowed. The Town will exercise a flexible refund policy for shelter rentals)

* Customers visiting these facilities will be asked to adhere to social distancing requirements of 6 feet in distance (marked in our lobby) and wearing a mask.  Customers will be asked a series of CDC recommended screening questions prior to entering the lobby. Only participants attending a registered class or program will be permitted to enter the facility past the lobby. The Town will be following NC DHHS guidelines for physical distancing and disinfection practices within these facilities. The gymnasium, fitness room, and indoor fitness programs remain closed at this time. No rentals will be permitted in either facility through June 30.

The following Town Facilities remain closed:
Future opening of these facilities will be evaluated based on the NC Phased Reopening Plan.

  • Public restrooms, with the exceptions noted above
  • Athletic Fields
  • Museums at Ashworth Park (except for walking paths)
  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Splash Pad

Youth Sports
The Town of Fuquay-Varina canceled the spring Youth Sports and participants should have received a refund.  Registration for the fall season will not take place until after July 20, 2020 due to the extension of Phase 2. The fall Youth Sports season will possibly be a modified season beginning after Labor Day, however, staff is looking at options on how to best proceed given the COVID Pandemic.

Events

The following events have been canceled or postponed:

  • Independence Day Celebration has been cancelled.
  • Ice Cream Social (July 19) has been cancelled.

Town Business Continues

 
Please check department landing pages on our website for how each department is handling work flow.  In many instances, there is an online solution.  Where an online solution is not available, our team is working to accommodate the needs of citizens and businesses. Here's a few ways that you can continue to conduct business with the Town and not have to come to a public facility.


Task Phone Online
General Questions 919-552-1400 Contact Us Form
Utility Questions 919-552-1404 Online Bill Pay
Parks Programming 919-552-1430 Online PRCR Registration
Arts Programming 919-567-3920 Online Arts Registration
Police Records   FVPD Crash Docs
Inspections Permits 919-552-1433 Permit Process
Plan Submittal 919-552-1429 Plan Submittal Process