Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

  • The Town of Carrboro continues to provide services and respond to the needs of our community in alignment with North Carolina’s Safer at Home Phase 2, Orange County and guidance from public health officials. We send regular email updates on the Town’s response and community resources related to COVID-19. See all Town news and sign up for updates

Testing Available 

The Orange County Health Department offers regular testing events, including: 

  • Every Wednesday testing alternating between Newman Catholic Student Center (218 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516) and R7 Parking Lot (725 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC).

    Wednesday, Oct. 7 -- 4 to 8 p.m. testing at Newman Catholic Student Center

    Wednesday, Oct. 14 -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at R7 Parking Lot

    Wednesday, Oct. 21 -- 4 to 8 p.m. testing at Newman Catholic Student Center

    Wednesday, Oct. 28 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at R7 Parking Lot

  • First Friday of each month ― 1 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot directly in front of the Whitted Human Services Center, 300 W. Tryon St. in Hillsborough (starting Oct. 2).
  • Third Saturday of each month ― 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1701 Jimmy Ed Road in Hurdle Mills
  • Fourth Saturday of each month ― noon to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St. in Chapel Hill

Testing will be drive through or walk up. Anyone can receive a test regardless of whether they are showing symptoms or are a close contact of someone positive for the virus. Registration is on site, and the nasal swab tests are billed to insurance or provided free to those without insurance.

The County is partnering with UNC-Chapel Hill to offer weekly evaluative testing to university employees and on- and off-campus students at the Wednesday events in Chapel Hill.

For up-to-date testing information, see the county’s COVID-19 Testing page

Recovery Planning

The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group is creating a plan for recovery from COVID-19 to help strengthen the community for all people. A survey was conducted to identify community values that will help shape the county’s path forward. The survey results are being used to guide the creation of a disaster recovery plan to increase the resilience of the community.

Community resilience is a community’s ability to withstand and recover from disruptions like natural disasters, accidents or attacks through individual and community preparedness. More information: https://www.orangencforward.org/

Government Orders 

Public Health 

Mental Health Resources 

Family Assistance 

  • Inter-Faith Council (IFC) serves dinner for pickup, Monday to Friday, 6:15 to 7pm at 100 W. Rosemary Street. Lunch is offered daily at 100 W. Rosemary Street. Monday to Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Any household may receive a week’s worth of groceries once per month. Call 919-6380 and press 0, or visit to make an appointment.
  • Carrboro Farmer’s Market is offering $10 vouchers to people experiencing unemployment. One voucher per visit (must show proof of unemployment). Also offering "triple bucks" for customers who use EBT, WIC FMNP or Seniors FMNP (ex: $20 in EBT is $60 at the market). If you’re out of benefits on your card, they will also match cash.
  • TABLE is delivering bags of food to families with children in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City School system. PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro has a food program for families with children in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools. If you have children who attend school in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, contact chc@porchcommunities.org to ask about enrollment options.
  • Orange County resources list: https://www.orangecountync.gov/2354/Community-Resources

Housing Resources 

Small Businesses & Nonprofits 

Multilingual Resources 

Local Organizations