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The Board of County Commissioners declares "State of Emergency" for Lincoln County and City of Lincolnton in response to COVID-19.
March 16, 2020; 12:30pm
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED – LINCOLN COUNTY, NC
Lincolnton, NC – To ensure that the health and safety of the public in Lincoln County is a top priority, elected officials are issuing a “State of Emergency” in regards to the latest developments concerning the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lincoln County continues to work under the direction of the Governor’s Office and follow the guidance of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County.
Read the "State of Emergency" proclamation at this link.
County officials continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as additional cases are reported across the state. With reports in the region neighboring Lincoln County, administrative staff and public health officials are working together collectively to keep citizens and residents informed and updated. In an effort to remain as proactive as possible, local preparations or adjustments to services and programs are continuously being considered. At this time, the following measures are being taken:
Lincoln County is prepared and ready to respond should COVID-19 illness be suspected or confirmed in the community. All citizens are urged to do their part to slow the spread of the disease, so it does not overwhelm our healthcare facilities and providers. We have posted current information and recommendations to our website at lincolncounty.org and will provide future updates and instructions as they become available.
Lincoln County residents are urged to exercise judgment and take the following precautions as appropriate:
For general questions regarding COVID-19 please call the Coronavirus Helpline at 1866-462-3821.
For specific concerns regarding Lincoln County please call the Lincoln County Health Department triage line at 704-736-8510.