Don’t miss the chance to review and provide comment on a draft plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions. The comment period ends Friday, Jan. 29.
The draft Orange County Long-Term Recovery and Transformation Plan is attached and available at orangencforward.org, a website of the Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group. The public comment form is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HVCL98 with translation instructions available in Spanish, Chinese, and Burmese.
Watch a brief introductory video at https://www.orangencforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/OC-Plan-Announcement-Vid-1.mp4 to better understand the plan and why your participation is needed. The video is also available in
Two virtual town hall meetings were offered last week to share information on the plan and to gather feedback.
The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group is a partnership of nearly 150 community stakeholders, Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Members have been working since July on a disaster recovery and transformation plan for the county. The plan is intended to increase the community’s resilience ― its ability to withstand and recover from disruptions like natural disasters, accidents or attacks through individual and community preparedness.
An assessment of COVID-19’s impacts thus far in Orange County shows the pandemic appears to be exacerbating pre-pandemic issues in health, the economy, housing, and social services. Research conducted by the Long-Term Recovery Group shows communities of color within Orange County contracted the virus at higher rates and experienced greater financial hardship.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hagerty Consulting is providing long-term disaster recovery planning services for the county.