Covid Updates

The Orange County GOP Headquarters is open! Recommended safety protocols for COVID-19 (masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) are in place.


UPDATE as of November 10, 2020:

Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order 176, extending the Phase 3 limits on gatherings until December 4, 2020. Mass gatherings of more than 10 people indoors and 50 people outdoors are prohibited.

UPDATE as of August 19, 2020:

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has ordered an extension of the state of emergency.  Face coverings continue to be required in public and limits on gatherings remain in place.

UPDATE as of August 4, 2020:

For the past five months the COVID-19 pandemic has been influential in directing our lives. As of this date, NC had 123,878 officially confirmed cases, 1,185 hospitalizations and, on a sad note, 1,964 deaths (Orange County had 1,278 cases and 45 deaths). A conservative Orange County friend attended an event for his teenage granddaughter who came down with a 104 degree temp and COVID-19 right after her event.  Stay safe and be careful going about your daily lives.

- Waddy Davis, Colonel (Ret.) US Army Special Forces
  Chairman, Orange County Republican Party

UPDATE as of June 10, 2020:

Orange County extends emergency declaration, mandates face coverings

Orange County has extended its COVID-19-related state of emergency through Aug. 31 and has mandated the use of face coverings in many situations.

The face covering requirement, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, applies to:

  • All customers, employees and other users of restaurants and grocery and retail stores while they are indoors.
  • All occupants of public transportation vehicles.

  • Anyone in an indoor or outdoor situation where they cannot maintain a 6-foot physical distance from others.

Face coverings are not required:

  • For people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.

  • For those who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical or behavioral condition.

  • For children under 12 years old.

  • For restaurant customers while they are dining.

  • In private offices.

  • When complying with directions of law enforcement officers.

  • In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering when obtaining or rendering goods or services.

  • While with family or household members.

For the latest information and guidance relating to Orange County’s COVID-19 response: