Mayor Stevens Declares State of Emergency
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens signed an order Tuesday afternoon declaring the city to be in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 situation.
The order is intended to help the city employees respond quickly and make sound decisions for citizens’ health and welfare, should the health crisis worsen.
The declaration does not automatically change any city rules or regulations, nor does it set up curfews or restrict anyone. It would be a first step if the city did need to make changes to deal with a rapidly worsening situation.
These types of declarations are often made after hurricanes or other natural disasters. The declaration will remain in effect until Mayor Stevens deems it no longer necessary.
Currently there has only been one confirmed case of coronavirus among Wilson County residents, but all levels of government are acting to limit risk. Wilson County government made an emergency declaration Monday, and state government did so Tuesday, March 10.
City Council Meeting Cancelled
The City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled. All City of Wilson Boards & Commissions meetings are cancelled as well until further notice.