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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Proclamation for the Declaration of A State of Emergency for COVID-19

The Town of Mooresville has declared a State of Emergency for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The text of the proclamation can be found below, and the link to the proclamation can be found at

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19") a global pandemic on March 11, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency on March 10, 2020 to coordinate the State’s response and protective actions to address the COVID-19 public health emergency and to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors; and
WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the number of cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina continues to rise; and
WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County; and
WHEREAS, Town of Mooresville citizens travel to and from those counties and the residents of those counties travel to and from Mooresville regularly, increasing the risks for exposure of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, as a result of the above-described emergency, I have determined that there is an imminent threat of, or existing conditions have caused or will cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, and public safety authorities will be unable to maintain public order or afford adequate protection for lives or property; and
WHEREAS, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain order and protect public health, safety, and welfare, and to secure property.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Town of Mooresville under Article IA of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Chapter 9, Article II of the Town of Mooresville Code of Ordinances:
Section 1. A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction of the Town of Mooresville.
Section 2. I hereby authorize the Town Manager to take appropriate protective action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including implementing restrictions, modifications, or alterations to any Town operations, services, or facilities, and to take other protective measures as he deems appropriate, and consistent with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and in accordance with executive orders issued by the President of the United States and the Governor of North Carolina.

Section 3. I hereby order all Town law enforcement officers and employees and all other emergency management personnel subject to our control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of this Declaration, all applicable local ordinances, state and federal laws, and the Town of Mooresville Emergency Operations Plan.
Section 4. I hereby order this declaration: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with Clerk to the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Mooresville and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this declaration.
Section 5. This declaration shall take effect on March 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.

DECLARED this the March 16,2020 at 6:00 PM.

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