Town Hall Reopening Procedures

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following protocols are in place to help maintain the health and safety of the general public as well as Town staff. All precautions listed below are in response to Governor Cooper’s phased re-opening plan and aligned with guidance from the CDC. Read Executive Order No. 147.

Please note: Given the rapidly evolving environment, processes and protocols may be added, removed, or modified without notice.

When Visiting Town Hall

  • Please stay at home when sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Face coverings are now required in North Carolina. Please wear a face covering when entering Town Hall. See the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Requirements for the Use of Face Coverings and Masks.
  • Upon entering Town Hall, everyone will receive a touch-less temperature check and must honestly answer a health screening questionnaire.
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entry to Town Hall.
  • You are encouraged to use your own ink pen or a disposable ink pen when filling out forms or providing signatures.
  • Follow the floor markings and other signage and maintain 6-foot physical distance at all times.
  • “No handshaking” policy remains in place.

Public Meetings Procedures

Public Comment Guidelines

  • Maintain 6-foot physical distance at all times.
  • Applicants and the general public are to wait in the lobby or other area until your case is called. Please exit the chamber following your case.
  • Enter and exit the chamber as quickly and quietly as possible.
  • Comments are limited to three minutes per person. 
  • Comments are to be directed to the entire board as a whole and not individuals.
  • Comments are expected to be civil and within reasonable standards of courtesy.
  • For record keeping purposes (i.e., minutes), comments must be made during your time at the podium. Please refrain from making comments as an audience member.