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Cabarrus, municipalities announce revisions to Stay at Home Proclamation
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Statement from Concord Mayor Bill Dusch:

Cabarrus, municipalities announce revisions to Stay-at-Home Proclamation

Revisions effective March 31 at 5 p.m.

March 31, 2020

 

"Today, local governments in Cabarrus County updated the Stay-at-Home proclamation to align with Governor Cooper’s state-wide order that took effect Monday. We hope this reduces confusion for residents. The amended proclamation is available at concordnc.gov or cabarrushealth.org, along with an updated list of Frequency Asked Questions.

While these restrictions are very different than the lifestyle we are accustomed to, all of us doing our part is critical to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In another change, Governor Cooper signed a state-wide executive order today to prevent utilities from disconnecting service for those unable to pay bills for the next 60 days. The City of Concord took this step for its electric, water, and wastewater services on March 16 and applauds this decision.

The City Council and I, along with City management and staff, thank the community for all are you are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Your efforts allow public safety, utilities, and all of our team members to continue supplying the critical services we all need. If you have concerns about a situation related to guidance for slowing the spread, please call 704-786-9155 to let the Concord Police non-emergency line know what you are seeing.

Again, thank you and please continue to spread the word, not the virus."

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Frequently asked questions

Read the full Proclamation here

Additional updates


Statement from Concord Mayor Bill Dusch:

Cabarrus, municipalities announce Stay at Home Proclamation

Proclamation takes effect March 26 at 5 p.m. 

March 25, 2020

 

"We are saddened to hear that a neighbor here in Cabarrus County has been counted as one of North Carolina’s first coronavirus deaths. Our hearts go out to the family dealing with this loss.

The City Council and I thank members of the community for doing their part to help slow the spread of this horrible virus. These are stressful times for everyone, and as protective measures have been added, many of you have responded in helpful ways. The latest step--a stay at home order that takes effect Thursday at 5 p.m.--is critical to minimize our exposure to COVID-19.

Remember, when you do your part, you will keep yourself safe as well as our health care workers, first responders, and others providing critical services. You can and will make a difference."

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Main article: Cabarrus, municipalities announce Stay at Home Proclamation

Frequently asked questions

Read the full Proclamation here

Additional updates


Statement from Concord Mayor Bill Dusch:

State of Emergency declarations announced by Cabarrus County and local municipalities

Declarations support government and public health efforts for COVID-19 preparation, response, and recovery 

March 19, 2020

 

"Today, Concord, Cabarrus County and the other municipalities in our County are declaring a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This unprecedented health emergency has required all of us to make major changes in our lives in order to minimize the spread of the virus in our community. The City Council and I, along with City Management and staff, want you to know that we are doing all we can to get us through this crisis. This Declaration will give Concord additional resources today and in the future to combat the effects on our community, both physically and financially.

Our City is proud to serve you and we will continue doing all we can to keep your essential services going—keeping your lights on, water flowing, and trash collected along with continued Police, Fire and Aviation services.  As we move forward, some non-essential services may be discontinued and we will make sure you stay informed if there are changes.

Please join us in the effort to slow the spread. You can do your part to help neighbors, friends, and family by following all the information being shared by our local, state, and federal agencies. Please make practical purchases and avoid stockpiling of supplies and food. I urge you to do whatever is advised to minimize the spread of the virus.

The City Council and I are proud of you, and know we will all work together to get through these difficult times."

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