Mayor Roberson declares State of Emergency

Mayor Roberson declares State of Emergency
Posted on 03/13/2020
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The city of Rocky Mount strives to advance the community’s well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent municipal services.

Those ideals are certainly at the forefront of our minds as the city, state and nation continue gathering information regarding the coronavirus.

Mayor Sandy Roberson, on the heels of Governor Roy Cooper’s State of Emergency Declaration on Tuesday, March 10, will declare a State of Emergency for the city of Rocky Mount.

Roberson will read the declaration at a 3 p.m. press conference on Friday, March 13 inside the third floor George W. Dudley Council Chambers of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building.

“After consultation with local health officials, I have determined that it is prudent and appropriate to act to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that the residents of and visitors to the city of Rocky Mount remain safe and secure,” Roberson said.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney and staff are consistently monitoring the coronavirus and will provide updates as necessary to the public.

“Our priority is to keep our city protected and safe during this time,” Small-Toney said. “The city’s leadership team is keeping constant communication with local and state organizations to ensure proper actions are taken if and when necessary.”

In addition to rockymountnc.gov, visit the city’s various social media platforms for updated and accurate information.