Lenoir County COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration

Effective today March 20, 2020, The Lenoir County Board of Commissioners have issued a State of Emergency. Although Lenoir County does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Public Health Department considers the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a serious public health threat.

The Declaration of a State of Emergency is not intended to alarm the public, but to ensure that Lenoir County Government can access the resources and funding necessary to respond to this event. This will also help to ensure that the Emergency Services Department, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and the Public Health Department have the flexibility to make decisions locally that will protect the life and safety of the residents of Lenoir County.

While under a State of Emergency, Lenoir County Government will continue to perform essential functions and business operations, while ensuring the health and safety of our employees. This will mean that certain services will be operating on reduced schedules. Several facilities will be closed to the public while others will continue being open to the public on a limited basis. This is a fluid situation and we appreciate the understanding of our residents and customers. We strongly encourage all residents and customers of Lenoir County Government to utilize the resources on our County website to make payments, obtain/submit applications, gather information and find resources you may need.

To learn more, visit Coronavirus – What You Need to Know