As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, restaurants, retail shops, and local venues are closing temporarily. Here’s a running list so you can stay up to date. You can also do your part to “flatten the curve” and support local businesses by ordering your food for curbside pickup, purchasing a gift card to use later, or even connecting with them to discuss other options. We’ll continue to update this list.

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Restaurants & Retail Closed

Places that offer takeout, online ordering, or delivery

Restaurants offering free kids meals

  • Bull and Bean– Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree
  • Chicken Hut– With the purchase of each adult meal, one child eats free, Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20th

Entertainment Venues & Museums

  • Carolina Theatre of Durham: Closed to the public until March 28
  • Durham Convention Center: Closed to the public until March 28
  • DPAC: Closed to the public until March 28
  • Museum of Life and Science: Closed until further notice
  • The Pinhook: Closed until April 3
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens is closed until further notice

Durham Parks and Recreation

  • All City of Durham Parks and Recreation facilities and pools are closed to the public. Parks are currently open.

NC State Parks

  • Facilities at North Carolina State parks, including visitor centers and campgrounds, will suspend public operations beginning Tues., Mar. 17. Trails and restrooms will remain open. Check ncparks.gov for updates.

Public Libraries

  • All Durham County Library locations are closed to the public until further notice
    • Holds on library resources will be suspended.
    • No fines will be accrued as of March 6, 2020.
    • Online resources continue to be available. 

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