Statement from Concord Mayor Bill Dusch:
State of Emergency declarations announced by Cabarrus County and local municipalities
Declarations support government and public health efforts for COVID-19 preparation, response, and recovery
March 19, 2020
"Today, Concord, Cabarrus County and the other municipalities in our County are declaring a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This unprecedented health emergency has required all of us to make major changes in our lives in order to minimize the spread of the virus in our community. The City Council and I, along with City Management and staff, want you to know that we are doing all we can to get us through this crisis. This Declaration will give Concord additional resources today and in the future to combat the effects on our community, both physically and financially.
Our City is proud to serve you and we will continue doing all we can to keep your essential services going—keeping your lights on, water flowing, and trash collected along with continued Police, Fire and Aviation services. As we move forward, some non-essential services may be discontinued and we will make sure you stay informed if there are changes.
Please join us in the effort to slow the spread. You can do your part to help neighbors, friends, and family by following all the information being shared by our local, state, and federal agencies. Please make practical purchases and avoid stockpiling of supplies and food. I urge you to do whatever is advised to minimize the spread of the virus.
The City Council and I are proud of you, and know we will all work together to get through these difficult times."