Stanly issues a State of Emergency on COVID-19

Published 11:41 am Monday, March 23, 2020

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Currently there is one case of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) in Stanly County. There are multiple confirmed cases in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) as well as confirmed cases in Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Gaston, Lincoln, Union and Iredell counties in the Charlotte region. To date, COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 46 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Further, a total of 89 of the 100 counties in North Carolina have previously declared a State of Emergency. 

As part of Stanly County’s planning and preparation efforts the County is issuing a State of Emergency to open up the flow of federal, state and regional resources as needed. The County’s State of Emergency is not imposing any additional restrictions on citizens at this time. 

The municipalities in Stanly County may also issue their own emergency declarations, and these could include additional restrictions at the discretion of their elected officials. 

For more information regarding state and federal guidance and restrictions related to COVID-19, see the following website: 

It is important to follow the guidance being communicated by the Centers for Disease Control, the NC Department of Health and Human Services and our local Health Department to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 so it does not overwhelm our local health care system. Please use an abundance of caution and practice social distancing to protect you and your family.

–County Manager Andy Lucas