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The City of Lincolnton announces closures & cancellations, declares State of Emergency for the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Monday.
The City of Lincolnton joined Lincoln County in declaring a State of Emergency for the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Monday. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County.
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). The declaration places the Lincoln County emergency management plan into effect and ensures that the county health director can recommend restricted access areas or control other activities and conditions to maintain order and protect lives or property during the state of emergency. Importantly, ALL non-essential, social gatherings of 50 people or more are strongly discouraged at this time.
The declaration was effective at 10 AM on Monday 3/16 and remains in effect until rescinded by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
In addition to the measures taken by Lincoln County to close the Senior Center and suspend recreation activities, the City of Lincolnton has taken proactive measures to revise city operations as follows:
We will post updates on the city website and the City of Lincolnton Facebook page.
All residents are urged to exercise judgment and take the following precautions as appropriate:
The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County are 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 LincolntonNC.org and will provide future updates and instructions as they become available.
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.