Town of Lewisville Amends State of Emergency
Town of Lewisville amends State of Emergency. Click HERE to view the Proclamation.
TOWN OF LEWISVILLE
AMENDING THE TOWN OF LEWISVILLE’S
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Recognizing the importance and immediacy of stopping the community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Town of Lewisville is amending its State of Emergency Declaration adopted on March 20, 2020. Residents and businesses in the Town of Lewisville are urged to fully cooperate with the following directives:
Section 1. STAY HOME. To stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus the Town of Lewisville is directing its residents to stay home. Leave only to obtain necessary services or products for yourself and your family, to deliver those supplies to others in need or to engage in non-group outdoor activity.
Section 2. NECESSARY SERVICES. Necessary services include healthcare providers, medical clinics, dental clinics, eye care clinics, veterinary care and any organization that provides health services to the public. Conduct other professional services such as legal, insurance, finance, accounting or other business-related services by phone, on-line when possible or in person only when social distancing (maintain at least 6 feet between individuals) and personal hygiene (hand washing or sanitizing) can be practiced. Limit your contact with others.
Section 3. NECESSARY PRODUCTS. Residents must use common sense and should limit their visits to stores only to purchase groceries and food, household consumer products, supplies needed to work from home, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of their homes. Other purchases may be necessary but should only occur where the practice of social distancing and hand hygiene can occur. Limit your contact with others.
Section 4. NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES. The State of North Carolina has identified a number of non-essential services as high risk environments for contracting the COVID-19 virus and has ordered those businesses to temporarily close. To find the most up-to-date list of state required business closing go to NCDHHS.gov.
Section 5. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. By strictly adhering to social distancing requirements and practicing personal hygiene residents may engage in outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, golfing, running, cycling, or using public parks and open outdoor recreational areas. However, playgrounds and rest rooms may increase the spread of the virus and will be closed. Limit your contact with others.
Section 6. LIMIT GATHERINGS TO 10 OR FEWER INDIVIDUALS. Residents must avoid public or private gatherings of more than 10 persons in a single room or single space at the same time. This does not apply to gatherings of members of the same household or residence.
Section 7. TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. These directives are essential to help keep our community safe. State medical experts and as well as our local medical centers have urged us not take this virus lightly. They have asked us to help them stop this virus from infecting our community. We must take personal responsibility for not only our individual safety and the safety of our families, but for the safety of our neighbors.
Section 8. USE COMMON SENSE. This virus can spread quickly. Contamination can occur everywhere. Residents must use common sense practices to avoid infection or infecting others. You must limit your activities to only those that are necessary to sustain your household. You can not be too cautious in protecting yourself, your family and our community.
Section 9. NEED ASSISTANCE. The important thing to know is that you are not alone in dealing with this situation. Should you need assistance securing the necessities such as food, medicine or other essentials to maintain your household, please contact the Lewisville Town Hall during business hours. We will try to connect you with organizations that can help. If you have a health or safety emergency call 911.
Section 10. Representing the Lewisville Town Council, I declare that these directives are effective immediately and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.
DECLARED this the 27th day of March, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.