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Transylvania County Declares State Of Emergency-Brevard NC


Last updated 3/21/2020 at 5:35pm

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Transylvania County has just declared, at roughly 1:30 p.m., Friday, an "official State of Emergency."

The following comes from Commission Board Chairman Mike Hawkins: Today I am declaring an official State of Emergency for Transylvania County. It is important to understand what that means and, just as importantly, what that doesn't mean.

A State of Emergency is a tool which gives government some flexibility in responding to unusual circumstances. I believe this is merited in our current COVID-19 response execution, due to the complexity of the response planning which is taking place.

In declaring a State of Emergency, Transylvania County joins 67 other North Carolina counties, along with the Federal and State governments. All those entities decided this action was a prudent part of their COVID-19 response planning.

This action is also coming with the assent of the City of Brevard and town of Rosman.

These are important points to understand. There is no reason for additional concern on behalf of our citizens. This is a case of adding an additional tool in our toolbox, should it be needed.

On behalf of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and the dedicated staff of Transylvania County government, thank you for your response to this challenge. The outpouring of initiatives from the government, business, non-profit and faith communities has been inspirational. We have no doubt the bonds we are building will remain long afer COVID-19 disappears.

Thank you for all that you do.


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