Face coverings are required inside Town of Clayton facilities for employees and the public, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions to the mask policy are consistent with those applicable to state facilities and are as follows: Persons with medical or behavioral conditions or a disability, children under five years of age, persons actively eating or drinking, anyone hearing impaired that requires visibility for communication, temporary removal for identification purposes.
Although we do encourage individuals to wear masks when groups of people not from the same household gather indoors, at this time, there is no mask mandate issued by the Town of Clayton for facilities or other spaces that are not owned by the Town. Individual businesses within Town limits may decide to require masks.
The Town of Clayton continues to follow the guidance provided by the Johnston County Health Department.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Residents who have fallen behind on rent or utility payments because of economic factors caused by COVID-19 can now apply for financial relief through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
To apply for ERAP assistance in Johnston County, tenants and landlords should submit an online application. Assistance is also available by calling 844-243-7081, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
NC Homeowners Assistance Fund
The NC Homeowner Assistance Fund is now available to homeowners who can show they've struggled due to job loss or illness related to COVID-19. These funds can be used for mortgage payments, to catch up on past-due bills, or other housing-related costs. For eligibility information visit the NC Homeowner Assistance Fund website or call 1-855-MY-NCHAF (1-855-696-2423).
Additional Community Resources
There are several helpful resources and community organizations that can assist.
- Community and Senior Services of Johnston County: 919-934-6066
- Clayton Area Ministries: 919-553-5654
- Johnston County Department of Social Services: 919-989-5300
- Johnston Harnett Lee Community Action: 919-934-2145
- Salvation Army: 919-934-9102
- St. Ann's Catholic Church and food pantry: 919-934-2084
- One Compassion: 919-670-2757