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The City of Fayetteville is in frequent communication with our partners at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and health officials at local, state, and federal agencies who are monitoring the situation and providing guidance on how to respond to COVID-19. Our top priority is to maintain essential services for our community while protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees. MORE INFO


News and Press Releases

Archived News
  • City of Fayetteville Holiday Schedule

    Fayetteville City Hall offices will be closed on Friday, April 10 to observe Good Friday. People can access city services online at

    04/07/2020 12:19 PM

  • Amendment clarifies public gatherings

    The second amendment which was enacted on April 1 regarding a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily and prohibition regarding public gatherings has been updated.

    04/03/2020 4:52 PM

  • Virtual Council work session Monday, April 6, 2020

    The Monday, April 6, 2020 Fayetteville City Council work session will be conducted using the Zoom video platform. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. and all council members will join remotely. This format change is an effort to avoid exposure to the Coronavirus.

    04/03/2020 1:07 PM

  • Revised schedule for solid waste pickup

    The following announcements are changes to the city’s solid waste collection schedule. Please share these important messages from Fayetteville’s Public Services Department.

    04/02/2020 3:50 PM

  • Citywide curfew begins today

    04/01/2020 3:24 PM

  • Residents urged to take action on Census Day

    Fayetteville City Council members declared today April 1, 2020 as Census Day in the city. It is also a nationwide event to raise awareness about the benefits of being counted. People are encouraged to act now and answer questions at, by mail, or by calling 1-844-330-2020.

    04/01/2020 9:32 AM

  • City of Fayetteville services update

    This is an update on precautions and changes the City of Fayetteville has implemented to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.

    03/30/2020 4:07 PM

  • Local playgrounds closed; new web page features at home activities

    All Fayetteville-Cumberland playgrounds are now closed. This is a new step we’re taking to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. English and Spanish signs with this message are going up at playground locations today.

    03/27/2020 3:38 PM

  • City leaders delay start of downtown paid parking

    City leaders have decided to delay the start of paid parking in downtown Fayetteville. Paid parking will begin in the summer of 2020 instead of the initial date of April 1, 2020. This change is meant to help the community, as mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus is a top priority.

    03/25/2020 4:57 PM

  • Changes to City programs, services, access to city buildings

    Beginning Wednesday, March 25, City Hall and all city buildings normally accessible to the public will be closed to public access to mitigate the spread of COVID19 and keep our citizens and employees safe. Citizens can still access the majority of city services online at

    03/24/2020 4:57 PM

  • Economic and Community Development Draft Plans available online

    The City of Fayetteville’s Economic and Community Development Department, in response to the spread of COVID-19, has made several draft proposals available online.

    03/24/2020 1:25 PM

  • Small group of City employees begin teleworking; City Hall access limited beginning Wednesday

    Today is the first day that a small group of City of Fayetteville employees are teleworking from home to avoid potential exposure to the Coronavirus. City Manager Doug Hewett asked department directors to identify who can work remotely and requested that a small group of employees begin the process.

    03/23/2020 4:31 PM

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    March 23 City Council meeting televised; Citizens strongly discouraged from attending

    In compliance with the guidance of the CDC and national, state, and local declarations of emergency, citizens are strongly discouraged from attending City Council meetings and will only be admitted to City Hall when required to provide testimony in quasi-judicial hearings.

    03/20/2020 10:25 AM

  • City updates posted online at

    City of Fayetteville program and service updates are posted at Public access to City Hall is limited. Citizens are encouraged to call via phone or do business with the city online.

    03/19/2020 4:51 PM

  • City Council meeting Monday, March 16 will be limited to public hearing participants only

    Out of concern for the possible effects of COVID-19 on the Cumberland County / Fayetteville region, the City of Fayetteville is taking the precaution of limiting attendance to the next City Council meeting, to be held on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 7 p.m.

    03/13/2020 4:43 PM

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    City ramps up cleaning efforts to mitigate spread of Coronavirus

    Consistent with Cumberland County’s guidance and out of an abundance of caution, we have taken measures to mitigate possible Coronavirus contamination.

    03/10/2020 4:42 PM

  • Coronavirus Precautions

    We are monitoring the situation as it relates to COVID-19 and are in close coordination with the County’s Department of Public Health concerning how the virus might, if at all, affect our city.

    03/09/2020 4:23 PM