City takes preventative measures vs. Coronavirus

City takes preventative measures vs. Coronavirus
Posted on 03/13/2020
Mayor at Presser

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has been meeting with staff during the past several weeks to ensure our citizens remain safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. The North Carolina Department of Human Health and Services has recommended that organizers should cancel or postpone events that draw more than 100 people. In keeping with this request, we recognize that residents might be cautious about entering public spaces.

  • Please keep in mind the Business Services Center at 224 S. Franklin St. provides drive-thru service for utility and tax payments.
  • The city of Rocky Mount is taking precautions with its mass transit system, Tar River Transit, by maximizing opportunities for cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.
  • An all-local production of Young Frankenstein scheduled for Sunday, March 15 has been cancelled, while the March 13-14 dates will be performed as scheduled.
  • Parks and Recreation youth and adult leagues are postponed until the declaration is rescinded.
  • All tournaments scheduled for the Rocky Mount Sports Complex have been cancelled until the declaration is rescinded.
  • All events scheduled at the Rocky Mount Event Center with gatherings of 100 or more people have been cancelled.
  • These decisions were made following State of Emergency declarations by Governor Roy Cooper Tuesday, March 10 and Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson on Friday, March 13.

    Residents are urged to visit rockymountnc.gov and the city’s social media platforms for updated and accurate information as well as cdc.gov for tips on how to take the most effective safety precautions.