Town of Morrisville to Remain in Safer At Home Phase 2, Face Coverings Now Required
In alignment with the state of North Carolina, the Town of Morrisville will remain in Phase 2 of its plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions for at least three more weeks. On June 24 Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will continue Safer at Home Phase 2 through July 17. Cooper also announced that face coverings must be worn in certain settings when people are in public places, beginning at 5 p.m. on June 26.
“Adhering to the three Ws – Wearing a face covering, Waiting six feet apart (avoiding close contact) and Washing your hands often – is how we support and protect each other during these challenging times,” said Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley. “When we all work together by taking these commonsense precautions, we will protect the health and safety of our families, friends and neighbors, we will lead the way to a more robust and speedy economic recovery, and we will keep our children safer when the new school year begins.”
The Town of Morrisville is requiring face coverings anytime a town employee interacts with the public; members of the public will also be required to wear a face covering when visiting a Town building (recognizing exceptions as outlined in Executive Order 147).
Re-Connect Morrisville Update
The Town of Morrisville has updated its plan to gradually re-open over three phases to minimize viral spread while allowing businesses to operate in a safe manner. The plan is subject to change depending on updated guidance from Wake County Public Health and the State of North Carolina.
- Town Council meetings will include a combination of remote and in-person participation from council members and staff. In-person attendance is currently limited to 10 people.
- Park rentals resume, with observance of current guidelines
- July 3 fireworks cancelled
- July 4 Independence Day Pancake Breakfast cancelled
- Playgrounds and fitness stations at Town parks remain closed
- Athletics & Senior programming remain suspended
Phase 3 (Tentatively scheduled for July 17) – The following will be re-evaluated:
- Town staff in the office vs. teleworking
- In-person meetings
- Athletics and Senior programming
The Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center will re-open in August with limited capacity as conditions allow.
If there is a spike in infections, tightening of restrictions may be needed temporarily.
Morrisville residents who have non-emergency questions about issues specific to the Town of Morrisville can contact the Town’s Community Information Line at 919-463-7065 or by email at email@example.com.
Town leaders will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with the Wake County Public Health Division and the State of North Carolina. The Town of Morrisville strongly encourages the proactive use of the following simple precautionary measures to remain healthy:
- Practice the three Ws –Wear a face covering; Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact; Wash your hands often.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay away from sick people.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
For the most up-to-date information about the local COVID-19 response, please visit WakeGov.com. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the COVID-19 information line at 919-856-7044.