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MESSAGE FROM MAYOR DOUGHTIE TO CITIZENS OF

ROANOKE RAPIDS ON COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are living in an unprecedented time in our recent history, with this COVID-19 situation. The only other state of affairs like this I’m aware of is the polio situation our country experienced in the early 1950’s that my parents told me about. I know families with young children today are trying to explain to their children what is going on and why as well.

NC 211 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that 211 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   NC 211 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages.

CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

Indefinite closing of recreation facilities

The City of Roanoke Rapids is continuing to take extra precautions to plan and prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City Administration is taking steps both internally and externally to do what we can to minimize the risk for everyone by assessing locations of non-critical group gatherings and events.

Procedures Change to Minimize Threat of COVID-19

Planning, inspection, and permit services by appointment-only

While the City's offices are currently closed to the public, the City of Roanoke Rapids Planning & Development Department will continue to perform permitting and inspection duties, as needed, with limited in-person contact.

The safety and security of our community is the City of Roanoke Rapids’ top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and are working in partnership with Halifax County and other local partners as we continue to monitor this evolving situation closely.

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection Notifications

      We have started collecting loose leaves in the alleys. Alleys are only collected once during the season. Also, we are still collecting loose leaves on the street front. Reminder that loose leaf season ends at the end of February.       Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or...

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