Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, the Town of Carrboro will require 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 state in support of a safe and responsible reopening of in-person services. The indoor mask requirement was reinstated because the Delta variant of the coronavirus is so highly contagious. Orange County public health officials urge all unvaccinated residents 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Those who are vaccinated remain strongly protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
By Sept. 1, Town of Carrboro employees will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination status. Currently, more than 70% of Town employees are vaccinated. In late June, the Town provided a $100 vaccine incentive to encourage employees to get vaccinated and share their proofs of vaccinations. With 153 eligible employees, there are currently 109 employees vaccinated. Another 44 employees are either unvaccinated or not participating in the program.
Town of Carrboro response to protect the public and employees during COVID-19 includes the following:
- Vaccine incentive program: The Town initiated a $100 vaccine incentive for employees to share their proofs of vaccination in early June 2021
- Century Center reopened for in-person services: June 12, 2021
- Town Hall reopened for in-person services: Aug. 2, 2021
- Masks required for visitors/employees indoors at any town facility: Aug. 9, 2021
- Vaccination Requirement: By Sept. 1, 2021, employees will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination status.
Town of Carrboro leadership will continue to monitor public health recommendations, evaluate procedures and make changes accordingly.