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COVID-19 Cancellations & Changes - Phase 2 Details



The State of Emergency declared by Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod remains in effect and town leaders appreciates all the Clayton residents and businesses who continue to follow health and safety guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

PHASE 2 "SAFER AT HOME" ORDER IN EFFECT - May 22, 2020 to June 26, 2020 - Retail and restaurants can open at limited capacity. Bars, gyms/indoor fitness, indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, bowling alleys and ; and public playgrounds will remain CLOSED. Public gatherings can include no more than 10 people indoors and no more than 25 people outdoors. Salons and barbers CAN re-open at 50% capacity. Swimming pools CAN open at 50% capacity. Read more details about Phase 2 restrictions here. 

If you have questions about allowed capacity in your restaurant or retail business, PLEASE reach out to us! 


All Town of Clayton facilities will remain CLOSED until further notice, 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 May 8th, and some have had to make cancellations beyond that. Please email info@TownofClaytonNC.org if you have specific questions about cancellations. 

  • Town Council meetings: Council is holding meetings remotely to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only advisory boards with critical business are continuing to meet remotely. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
  • Utilities & Billing: With Town Hall closed, staff is taking payments online, over the phone and retrieving them from the drop-box in the Town Hall parking lot. Town will NOT disconnect power, water or sewer during this state of emergency, nor will we charge late fees or other penalties for residential customers through the NC State of Emergency. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS.
  • Planning. Engineering & Inspections:  New development submittals are being accepted and all other inspections, permitting and plan review continues. Need a permit or other information: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. 
  • Parks & Recreation: Spring events have been canceled or postponed. Follow ClaytonNCParks for virtual recreation events. 
    • Spring Sports: Spring youth softball, T-ball and baseball seasons, as well as  spring adult softball and soccer seasons are canceled. Refunds will be processed for each participant. We appreciate your patience as this process can take a few weeks.We’ll continue to monitor the latest health guidance and we hold out hope that we can offer late summer/early fall T-ball/baseball seasons, as well as fall youth/adult softball and soccer seasons.
    • Summer Camp: All 2020 summer camp programs, including the Summer Playground Program and all half-day specialty camps, like teen, art and volleyball camps have been canceled. It was our priority to provide as much official notice as possible to give families time to find alternatives. Refunds will be processed for each participant. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Woods,
    • Classes, Programs & Rentals: All classes, programs and rentals are canceled at this time. Staff is reaching out about refunds or credits for any registration fees already paid. We’ll do our best to reschedule the classes once we’re able to re-open. 
  • Library:  The library is accepting return books in the book drop outside the library and has set up a way for you to check out book from our catalog and pick them up outside the library. Check out the CURBSIDE SERVICE details hereOur 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 at this time. 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. Phase 2 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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