COVID-19 INFORMATION

Phase 2.5 Effective September 4, 2020



The North Carolina Phase 2.5 will be effective September 4, 2020 at 5 pm.  Executive Order 163 defines details of Phase 2.5.

What does this mean for citizens and Town facilities?

Opening on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5 pm:

  • All Town playgrounds will open.  We encourage you to practice social distancing, wash/sanitize hands and follow all CDC guidelines.
  • All restroom facilities at parks will be open on their normal schedule with enhanced cleaning.  Please note that some park restroom facilities “normal schedule” is to open when scheduled activities are taking place, and that parks are open from dawn to dusk with the exception of approved programming under lights. 
  • The Fitness Room located at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center will open on Tuesday, September 8 with limited capacity as outlined by NCDHHS guidelines.  Those using the Exercise Room will be required to social distance, wear a face covering when entering and exiting the building and when not engaged in strenuous exercise. Town staff will be practicing enhanced cleaning procedures, and patrons are required to wipe down fitness equipment before and after use. Patrons should not visit the Community Center if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have had recent exposure to COVID-19, or while awaiting COVID test results.

Remaining Closed:

  • The Splash Pad will remain closed.  With Phase 2.5 beginning on September 5, it is simply too late to staff this facility for the limited hours remaining in the season.
  • The Outdoor Basketball Court will remain closed.  The Town is not allowing any competitive contact sports at our facilities at this time.

General Information:

  • Children five years and older must wear masks in public under the new order.
  • The limit on mass gatherings has been increased to 25 individuals indoors and 50 individuals outdoors.

For more information, please consult Phase 2.5 FAQ. 

Reminders:

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.

Social Distancing Recommendations

  • Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet
  • Carry and use hand sanitizer
  • Wash hands

Earlier Phases


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

Residents who visit Town Hall 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 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. 

The  following facilities are open to the public consistent with CDC and NC DHHS guidelines:

  • Fuquay-Varina Arts Center*
  • Fuquay-Varina Community Center (Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM)*
  • Limited programming at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, Fuquay-Varina Parks Facilities, and the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. All participation will require preregistration.
  • Fuquay-Varina Dog Park
  • Picnic Shelters (Provided 6 foot social distancing can be maintained between individuals not in the same household.)
  • Greenways and tennis courts

* 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 and indoor fitness programs remain closed at this time. No rentals will be permitted in either facility until further notice.

Youth Sports


The Town will host a youth sports program this fall with modified play and a abridged schedule.  There will be no end of season tournaments and CDC guidelines and social distancing will be enforced.  Spectators will also have to follow social distancing rules when on town property.  Registration closed on August 21 at 5 pm. 

Events

The following events have been canceled or postponed:

  • September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance
  • The Fall Follow Me 2 Fuquay Concert Series
  • Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
  • Fire Department Open House
  • The National Night Out Against Crime

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