Coronavirus Updates
Stay up-to-date on the City of Burlington's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As information becomes available on service modifications, closures or cancellations as well as information from local government it will be posted here. Important information and links to other reliable organizations are also referenced here.

Follow the Alamance County Health Department for countywide information, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for statewide information and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for national and international information.

Latest Announcements

- Governor issues Stay at Home Order to go into effect on March 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm. View Summary of Restrictions and the FAQs.

- The City of Burlington issues a Local State of Emergency that will be in effect from 8:00 am on March 27, 2020 until 5:00 pm on April 30, 2020. View the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency.

Quick Links

Health-Related Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • COVID-19 is a respiratory illness due to a new type of coronavirus (novel coronavirus).
  • Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person among close contacts of individuals infected with this virus.
  • It’s important to remember that diseases, including COVID-19, can make anyone sick regardless of their race or nationality.


Cone Health On-line COVID-19 Assessment Test
Do you think you might have, coronavirus, use this online tool to check your symptoms.

Alamance County Public Health Coronavirus Call Center: (336) 290-0361
The call center allows residents with questions about the coronavirus to speak with a public health nurse and, if needed, be connected with a provider who will then determine if a flu test and/or COVID-19 test is needed.

Alamance County Health Department: (336) 227-0101

NC Coronavirus Hotline: (866) 462-3821

United Way Call 211: 2-1-1 or (888) 892-1162
United Way Call 211 provides assistance with food, housing, or essential services.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 

Stay at Home Order - Information and FAQs

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North
Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential
activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety
purposes. The order goes into effect on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5 pm.

This Stay at Home Order will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the medical system
from being overwhelmed by keeping individuals from being exposed to the virus and keeping
those who have the virus from spreading it to others. 

View the Stay at Home Order declaration
View Stay at Home Order FAQs
View Stay at Home Order Summary of Key Restrictions

Declaration of Local State of Emergency

The City of Burlington is under a Local State of Emergency that is in effect from 8:00 am on March 27, 2020 until 5:00 pm on April 30, 2020. The State of Emergency limits recreation facilities, prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 persons. View the complete Declaration of a Local State of Emergency

Media Release from the City of Burlington

Governor's Executive Orders

March 27, 2020 Executive Order 121Stay at Home order, gatherings of more than 10 prohibited, limited essential businesses.  

March 26, 2020 
COB Local State of Emergency - Limits on recreation facilities, prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 persons

March 23, 2020 
Executive Order 120 - Limit gatherings of 50 persons, limit access to long-term care facilities, extended school closures, and closed certain type businesses (Spas, hair salons, gyms etc.)

March 20, 2020 
Executive Order 119 - Critical Transportation and expansion of childcare act

March 17, 2020 
Executive Order 118 - Closure of Bars and limits on Restaurants

March 14, 2020 
Executive Order 117- Prohibition of Mass Gatherings/School Closure

March 10, 2020 
Executive Order 116 - Declared State of Emergency COVID-19

Cancellation, Closures & Modified Schedule

(click tab below to see changes for each department)
  1. Recreation & Parks
  2. Collections, Billing & Customer Service
  3. Animal Services
  4. City Hall Services
Updated: 3/27/20

Recreation & Parks Administrative Office is open by appointment only. The public is requested to handle business with the Recreation & Parks Department via phone, email, or mail service when possible. For general questions, assistance or to set up an appointment, contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (336) 2220-5030 or


  • All playgrounds, basketball courts and fitness equipment.
  • Elmira Community Center
  • Fairchild Park Community Center
  • Forest Hills Community Center
  • Kernodle Senior Center
  • Mayco Bigelow Community Center
  • Maynard Aquatic Center
  • Thataways Youth Center


All parks, trails, greenways, marinas, and the Indian Valley Golf Course currently remain OPEN. Visitors should maintain 6 feet of social distance and visit parks for solitary recreational activities only. Please avoid crowds and refrain from group activity. Please note that all playgrounds and basketball courts in these parks are closed. 
  • City Park
  • Davidson Park
  • Fairchild Park
  • Indian Valley Golf Course 
    Service Modifications: The Clubhouse is only open for payments. Only one golfer per golf cart.
  • Jiggs Askew Memorial Dog Park
  • Lakes & Marinas (Cammack, Guilford-Mackintosh, Mackintosh & Stoney Creek)
    Service modification: All rental boats will be sprayed with disinfectant after every use. Only two people allowed per jon boat.
  • North Park
  • Springwood Park

Programming Modifications

  • All activities, programs and events are cancelled until further notice.
  • All youth and adult athletic activities and registration have been frozen until further notice.
  • All rentals, as well as privately hosted events on public property via City’s Special Event application are cancelled at least through April 30.
  • No new facility rentals will be taken until further notice.
  • Registrations for camp Green Leaves and Summer Camp can be accommodated by appointment by calling 336-222-5030.

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