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March 16, 2020 9:17 AM


Staff has been meeting with county and state health officials and are monitoring the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. We are taking recommended precautions and are following the guidelines outlined by the CDC. To stay up-to-date with our response, please visit www.HighPointNC.gov/Covid-19, www.heathryguilford.com or visit www.CDC.gov/Coronavirus

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Latest Update:

September 30, 2020 3:26 PM

Governor Cooper has declared Phase 3 of reopening will begin this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have determined that the data indicates we can move forward to the final step of Cooper's three-part plan to reopen businesses and resume social activities during the pandemic.

Beginning Friday, large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 can operate at 7 percent capacity. Bars, nightclubs and dance halls can operate outdoors only at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is less. Music halls and venues for live performances can operate at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is less. Movie theaters can operate at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers per movie screening, whichever is less. Finally, the outdoor parts of amusement parks can operate at 30 percent capacity.

Alcohol sales for on-site consumption remain banned after 11 p.m., and mass gathering limits remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Additionally, the North Carolina face mask mandate is still in place.

Prior Updates

June 24, 2020 4:53 PM

Governor Cooper has declared Phase 2 of reopening will continue for another three weeks, meaning we will not be moving to Phase 3 this Friday, as previously planned. The Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have determined the data analyzed was not where it should be to lift restrictions further.

Bars, gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys remain closed. Gatherings are still restricted to no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. Restaurants’ dine-in services can continue at 50 percent capacity. Personal care businesses like salons and barbershops can also remain open at 50 percent capacity. These businesses will continue to have face covering and cleaning requirements and reduced numbers of people in waiting areas. Swimming pools can remain open at 50 percent capacity, and overnight and day camps can remain open with safety rules. Childcare facilities remain open and can enroll all children.

Governor Cooper also stated people must wear face coverings in public places, both indoors and outdoors, and where physical distancing is not possible. Exceptions include people with medical conditions, children under 11, people at home and people who are walking and others otherwise exercising outside when not within six feet of others.

May 31, 2020 11:32 PM

High Point Transit System has suspended all of our fixed route transit services indefinitely due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. All routes, including HPTS Access will not be in operation starting Monday, June 1. HPTS will continue service to those individuals who need transportation for dialysis treatments.

We are working as hard as possible to clean, sanitize and take every step possible to put our fleet back into operation as soon as possible.
Passengers who have questions regarding service alternatives may call the Piedmont Triad Transit Resource Center at 336.889.7433.

High Point Transit System
May 22, 2020 9:06 AM

North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22. Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26 unless changed or canceled.

Phase 2 FAQ
May 7, 2020 10:43 AM

North Carolina is taking, a three-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing and trends and in consultation with members of the business community – to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, North Carolina will move into Phase 1 of the plan. The Stay at Home Order remains in place with some modifications.

To view a list of frequently asked questions about the governor's modified Stay at Home Order visit https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/FAQs-for-Phase-1-EO-FINAL.pdf

April 27, 2020 10:56 AM

Gov. Cooper announces N.C. schools to remain closed to in-person instruction for rest of 19-20 year

April 24, 2020 2:07 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 135 extending North Carolina’s Stay At Home order through May 8. The orders extending closure of restaurants for dine-in service and bars and closure of other close-contact businesses are also extended through May 8.

April 13, 2020 9:10 AM

A Third Amendment to the City of High Point Declaration of a State of Emergency “Stay at Home” that was declared by Mayor Wagner and effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. It shall remain in effect through the 16th day of April, 2020 until 12:01 a.m., but will be regularly reviewed and evaluated and may be revised, amended, or extended accordingly, based upon existing evidence and recommendations by the appropriate authorities.

The Third Amendment to the City of High Point State of Emergency Declaration acknowledges and incorporates Guilford County’s Third Revised Proclamation also effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. It is hereby incorporated into the Third Amendment to the City of High Point’s State of Emergency Declaration that was effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. as well as the Guilford County Guidelines regarding Automobile Dealers and ‘Drive- In’ Religious Services.

Third Amendment to the Stay at Home order
April 2, 2020 3:04 PM

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of High Point will open the “utility payment drive-thru” located at 309 E Green Drive (adjacent to the USPS office). The drive-thru will open on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 8 a.m. Until further notice, the hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). This location can be accessed by turning onto Commerce Ct. from E. Commerce Ave.

March 31, 2020 10:01 AM

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of High Point Inspections Services Department, Permit Center and Planning & Development Department office at City Hall is closed to the public effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, until further notice.
Only online applications and requests for services can be accommodated while the office is closed to the public.

Planning and Dev Information
March 25, 2020 4:45 PM

The City of High Point in conjunction with Guilford County and the City of Greensboro has issued a Stay-at-Home order for High Point residents, effective Friday, March 27 at 5 pm. The order is in effect through Thursday, April 16.

March 25, 2020 8:42 AM

Playgrounds are Closed While Parks Remain Open

High Point, N.C. (March 24, 2020) – Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, until further notice, all City of High Point playgrounds will be closed. Signs will be placed outside of the structures to indicate they are not to be used.

All City of High Point parks remain open and are observing regular hours of operation. Only the playgrounds will be closed. Parks & Recreations staff will continue to monitor the facilities to ensure safety.

March 23, 2020 3:34 PM

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until further notice, the High Point Transit System will be fare-free. Passengers will board and de-board using the rear door unless the ramp or kneeling feature is needed for accessibility. Service will be reduced to hourly all day from 5:45 a.m. until 6:15 p.m.
Route 21 – Industrial Park Special and Route 25 – Jamestown/GTCC will not have any service, and Route 10 – N Main St and Route 11 – South Main St will operate the Saturday routes.

Passengers needing transportation to or from areas where service is being reduced can call 336.889.7433 for assistance. The Guaranteed Ride Home service will not operate.

March 19, 2020 11:52 AM

The Kersey Valley Landfill will be closed on Saturdays until further notice effective Thursday, March 19, to protect our residents and staff during the COVID-19 emergency.
The landfill will only be ceasing operations on Saturdays and will remain operational Monday through Friday during normal hours.
The City of High Point will continue to monitor and adjust operations as needed. Additional information and updates concerning COVID-19 and the City’s response can be found at www.highpointnc.gov/COVID-19.

March 17, 2020 3:46 PM

Mayor Wagner has declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus. Please continue to observe local, state, federal and CDC regulations and guidelines.