Mayor Ed Hooks declared an official state of emergency on Friday, March 13 for the City of Mebane. The declaration may include a variety of restrictions and/or prohibitions if needed as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve.
The declaration makes the city eligible for federal and state emergency funds if they become available to help cope with the outbreak and its potential impacts on Mebane. The declaration also authorizes the City to apply for financial assistance, if needed, through state or federal agencies. Depending on the severity of the crisis, the Council can implement curfews.
“The City Council and its management team continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and want citizens to know that we are proactively taking steps to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community,” said Mayor Ed Hooks. “Mebane residents, visitors, businesses within the City of Mebane should follow directives and recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control, North Carolina Governor’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the Alamance County Health Department."
Alamance County has opened a COVID-19 call center to answer general questions related to COVID-19 response. The number to call is 336-290-0361. The state of emergency will remain in effect until rescinded. Until then, be safe.
The City of Mebane will keep citizens informed via website updates, social media platforms and through media releases. Be sure to follow the City of Mebane on Facebook www.facebook.com/cityofmebane https://www.ncdhhs.gov/and the City website www.cityofmebane.com. Other valuable websites include www.cdc.gov and https://www.ncdhhs.gov/.