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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Town Adopts New County Restrictions to Slow COVID-19

Holly Springs, along with all Wake County municipalities, has adopted the county’s new social distancing restrictions and recommendations that go into effect Monday through April 30, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“It has been an inspiration to watch neighbors helping neighbors this week while we all adapt to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears.  “While restrictions may be inconvenient, they are necessary, and we hope our community rallies behind efforts to combat this public health threat.”

Wake County’s new restrictions starting at 8 am Monday, March 23 include requiring some businesses like gyms and salons to close, prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or more, and restricting the use of playground equipment at public and private parks.  Effective immediately, Wake County is restricting visitation practices at nursing homes.  See more details from the county.  

Holly Springs parks and greenways will remain open for use, but playground equipment will be off limits while restrictions are in place.  Also, childcare facilities have new restrictions, such as keeping children in specific groups and keeping those groups separated. 

“We want to make sure our residents know that while more restrictions are enacted to keep residents safe, our essential town services continue,” Sears said.