COVID closes NC City Hall, Pittsboro Police Dept

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This 2014 photo shows a bird’s-eye view of downtown Pittsburgh, North Carolina, in January 2014.

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Pittsburgh will close City Hall and its police department this week due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19, a city official said Tuesday.

Spokesman Colby Sawyer said the closure will affect check-in and check-out at City Hall, located at 635 East St. The building will remain closed until at least Monday, Aug. 15, Sawyer said.

“We thank you for your patience as we resolve these issues and look forward to returning to normal service levels soon,” he said.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chatham County is one of 67 counties in North Carolina with a high rate of community transmission of the coronavirus: 255 cases per 100,000 people. However, only 5.7% of available hospital beds are filled with COVID patients, according to the CDC.

Anyone needing assistance with non-police matters while the Pittsburgh City Hall campus is closed can call the front desk at 919-542-4621, ext. 1100 and leave a voicemail if no one answers.

The police can be reached by calling the department at 919-542-3200 during regular business hours or by calling Chatham County Emergency Services at 919-542-2911 after hours and asking for a police officer.

Water bills can be paid online at municipalonlinepayments.com/pittsboronc, and other utility bills can be paid over the phone or using a travel box. More information can be found at pittsboronc.gov/200/Pay-Bill.

This story was originally published August 9, 2022 at 11:56 am.

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Tammy Grubb has written about politics, people and government in Orange County since 2010. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has lived and worked in the Triangle for over 25 years.



COVID closes NC City Hall, Pittsboro Police Dept

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