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COVID-19 Cancellations & Changes


As of March 26, 2020, more than 600 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina and three people have died. Nine people in Johnston County have tested positive and 66 are being monitored/quarantined. At this time there are no approved treatments and no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST CASE COUNT

Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod declared a state of emergency and appreciates all the Clayton residents and businesses who continue to follow state-issued guidelines and social-distancing. 


All Town of Clayton facilities will remain CLOSED through April 30 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Town employees are still hard at work to serve you. 


All of our departments have postponed or canceled programs, events and rentals scheduled through April 30. This includes all activities at The Clayton Center auditorium and conference center, Clayton Parks & Recreation's Clayton Community Center and Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. 

  • Town Council meetings: The April 6  has been canceled, as well as all other advisory boards and committees for the month of April. Council does plan to hold its April 20 meeting and is working through how to safely conduct important business at that meeting through remote meeting technologies. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
  • Utilities & Billing: You can no longer come into Town Hall to pay bills, but staff is taking payments online, over the phone and can be left in the drop-box in the Town Hall parking lot. Town will NOT disconnect power, water or sewer during this state of emergency. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS.
  • Planning. Engineering & Inspections:  New development submittals for April have been suspended, but all other inspections, permitting and plan review continues. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. 
  • Parks & Recreation: Events like the Easter Egg hunt, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and our popular Touch-a-Truck event are canceled, but we hope to reschedule. Follow ClaytonNCParks for virtual recreation events. 
    • Spring Sports: Just like the Governor is not giving up on the school year, we don’t want to give up on baseball season! We’re still holding out that youth and adult spring sports can begin. Health restrictions may make this season look very different, but we’re hoping to hit the diamond before summer if possible. We’ll keep all registered players and families posted.  
    • Summer Camp: Just like we’re hopeful school will re-open, our fingers are crossed that summer camp will go forward as normal this summer, but at this time we do NOT have a date to schedule the registration. We will be sure to give advance notice.
    • Classes, Programs & Rentals: All classes, programs and rentals are canceled through April 30. We’ll be reaching out about refunds or credits for any registration fees you may have paid. We’ll do our best to reschedule the classes once we’re able to re-open. 
  • Library:  No books need to be returned at this time and no late fees will be charged. Our online library which includes hundreds of eBooks, audio books and more is available anytime. 
  • The Clayton Center: All performances, rentals, and church services are canceled through April 30. Visit the website or call for more information on ticketed events and rentals. 


The Town of Clayton is following restrictions enacted by the NC Governor. They include: closing fitness clubs, gyms, hair and nail salons, spas, tanning, massage, and tattoo salons, and other professional grooming services; canceling mass gatherings of 50 or more people (this does not include organizations that provide critical services like hospitals, government operations and financial institutions, or retailers that provide essentials goods like grocery stores, pharmacies, pet stores and hardware store); requiring nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted living centers to cease group activities, patients can only have one adult visitor per day, unless it is an end-of-life situation, and the visitor must be screened for: fever of 100.4-degrees or higher, a cough and difficulty breathing before they can enter the building; and prohibiting the use of playground equipment at public and private parks (this does not include backyard playgrounds or other amenities such as greenways and walking trails). Neighboring Wake and Durham counties are now under a stay-at-home order. Johnston County has NOT issued a similar order at this time, but all residents are encouraged to stay home unless they need to go out for essential items like food, medicine or exercise. 

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

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