As of May 22nd at 5pm, North Carolina is currently in Phase 2 of the governor’s three-phased Reopen Plan.
- What changes in Phase 2? Includes guidance for: retail, restaurants, personal care, grooming and tattoo businesses, pools, childcare facilities, day camps and overnight camps, mass gathering numbers, entertainment and fitness facilities, and more)
- North Carolina’s Phase 2 FAQ’s
- Apex Town Hall reopened on May 12th for the following services: Finance (utility billing), Building Permits and Inspections, Planning, and Development Services. The Public Works Administration is also reopened.
- The Apex Community Center reopens on June 1st for limited activity only - registering for future programs, permit applications and renewals, room rentals, and walking for exercise.
- The Halle Cultural Arts Center reopens on June 1st for limited activity: registration for future programs, and room rentals.
- Parks amenities including restrooms, athletic fields and courts, picnic shelters, and dog parks reopened May 1st. All public greenways and trails remain open.
- Playgrounds remain closed per NC executive order.
- Skate park remains closed due to planned repairs and improvements to this amenity.
- All programming for Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources cancelled through May 31st. Participants who had already registered for these programs will be contacted directly regarding refunds.
- Rentals for shelters, fields and rooms are cancelled through May 31st. No new rentals will be scheduled until after May 31st.
Although the buildings will be closed, much like during a snow event or other natural disaster, staff will continue working to carry out the town’s mission, and to provide the best possible service during this unprecedented time. Here are a few ways that you can continue to conduct your business with Town staff.
|Utility Payments||(919) 362-8676||Pay online|
|Building Permits||(919) 249-3418||ePermits|
|Parks Program Registration||(919) 249-3402||Online registration|
|Report Concerns||n/a||Various online forms|
|Victims Assistance||(919) 362-8661||n/a|
|Police Report Request||n/a||Online Request|
|Plan Submittal||(919) 249-3426||Instructions for New Submittal Process|
|Electronic Neighborhood Meetings||(919) 249-3426||Electronic Neighborhood Meeting Packets|
|Resources for Businesses||n/a||Economic Development Resource Page|
Summary of Executive Orders Related to Business
|Town Council Meetings||n/a||Watch / Submit Public Comment|
How you Can Help
As we monitor social media, we will attempt to list volunteer and donation opportunities in the Apex area here. If you know of a program not listed here, please email us with that information.
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors (utility bill assistance for Apex residents)
- Think Apex Now (campaign on social media highlighting residents making a positive impact on our community)
- Western Wake Crisis Ministry (food pantry and resource assistance)
- Western Region Emergency Food Distribution (serving/delivering to those without school meals)
What Apex is Doing
To reduce the risk of exposure to our employees and community, the Town of Apex is in the process of implementing the following measures:
- Limiting the number of employees in town buildings whenever possible, through alternating shifts and using remote work to the fullest extent.
- Holding meetings in person only when absolutely necessary.
- Restricting business travel and training, large conferences, or meetings scheduled through April 15, 2020 as well as any business travel by airline. This date will be reevaluated frequently.
- Asking employees to wash hands upon entering their building each morning, and any time they enter a different town facility.
- Advising janitorial services to thoroughly wipe and sanitize door handles, stair rails, and light switches when cleaning town facilities.
- Preparing deep clean sanitation plans for any town facility where an exposure may have occurred.
- Continuing use of proper PPE for those who jobs may have a higher risk of exposure.
- Relaxing utility disconnection policies. Utility disconnection due to non-payment will be suspended during this time, to avoid jeopardizing the heath and safety of our residents. Payment for these accounts will be worked through at a future date.
The Town of Apex follows the guidance of agencies that monitor public health, as it relates to the coronavirus and any other major public health issue. These include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the Wake County Division of Public Health.