Town of Lewisville's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Town of Lewisville is working in cooperation with the state of North Carolina and the government officials to best ensure the safety of our residents. We are aware that our response to the COVID-19 outbreak may change quickly depending on the virus’ spread. Town officials will rely on guidance from the CDC, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Forsyth County Health Department to make decisions that are in the best interest of our staff and the public. Town officials will continue to monitor the situation and make the necessary decisions to continue to best protect the livelihood of residents. Town residents are encouraged to visit the State website at nc dhhs.gov/coronavirus or call the hotline 866.462.3821 for the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents are asked to please adhere to recommendations issued by the state and U.S. government regarding preventative measures. Please visit this web page and our Town's social media pages for updates as we navigate through this pandemic.
March 31, 2020
After receiving updates on their Executive Orders from the President and Governor, the Town is extending its cancellation of advisory board and committee meetings to April 30th. As situations change, members will be notified.
March 27, 2020
Town of Lewisville Amends Declaration of State of Emergency
Click HERE to review the proclamation.
March 25, 2020
The Town of Lewisville has officially closed playgrounds, swings, water fountains and pavilions at all Town parks including Shallowford Square and Jack Warren Park.
March 20, 2020
Town of Lewisville Declares State of Emergency
The Town of Lewisville issued a declaration of state of emergency to allow access to federal and state resources in the preparedness efforts for COVID-19 prevention on Friday, March 20, 2020. Mayor Mike Horn signed the order in an effort to secure needed resources and conduct Town business.
In addition, the Town is working with the motto, “One Community Pulling Together,” during this pandemic. Council, staff, committee leaders and residents are joining together to provide the support needed for its area residents and businesses.
March 17, 2020
In a continued effort to protect Town residents and staff, Town Hall will be closed for in-person traffic that is not critical for Town operations. We will remain operational via the website, email and phone to assist our residents. Please email email@example.com or call 336-945-5558 for any questions or requests and we will reply as soon as possible.
March 16, 2020
As a result of recent mandates from the state and suggested preventative measures from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Town will implement the following restrictions:
- All the advisory boards and committee meetings have been canceled for the next 30 days beginning March 16, 2020 (ending April 15, 2020).
- All Town parks (Shallowford Square and Jack Warren) restrooms are closed, however, park grounds will remain open.
The G. Galloway Reynolds Community Center is closed until further notice. Future reservations for the Community Center or Town Park rentals will not be accepted at this time.
- Town Hall will operate under normal business hours for critical town business only that cannot be done online or over the phone, please limit contact to email and online.
- All municipal services to our residents will continue at this time.
In addition, Town officials are asking all residents and businesses to adhere to the guidelines and recommendations issued by the state including the Governor's executive order issued on March 14, 2020 banning mass gatherings of more than 100 people through March 30, 2020 and the CDC's recommendation to cancel or postpone events that will include 50 people or more.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020:
We are receiving questions regarding the recent declarations by Winston-Salem and Clemmons imposing restrictions such as shelter in place on their residents. These restrictions do not impact our community and only apply to Winston-Salem and Clemmons.
At this time, we do not have plans to make a similar declaration for Lewisville. This could change should conditions change in our community.
I am very proud of our residents and businesses in how we have implemented the state and county guidelines for health, hygiene and social distancing. And how our residents have responded to keep themselves, their families and our community safe.
However, now is not the time to be less vigilant.
Wash your hands frequently.
Stay home, unless it’s essential to go out.
If you need to go out, maintain 6 feet between ourselves and others.
Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
And those who are older, please take extra precautions to avoid any potential exposure to the virus.
Also, know that your town council and staff are prepared to take whatever steps that may be needed to protect our community.
We’ll have frequent updates on Facebook, our website (LewisvilleNC.net) and on cable channel 6.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
I know we’re all a bit unnerved right now with everything that’s happening in our country and around the world. It can be overwhelming. That’s why today I’m asking you to turn off the news for just a little while and think about all of those around us who doing extraordinary things to keep our community together.
Thanks to our amazing doctors, nurses and health care workers who are truly our front line in fighting this virus. Thank you to our pharmacy and grocery store workers for making sure we have food and medicine. Thanks to our sheriff’s deputies and fire departments, we know you stand ready.
Thanks to our local restaurants, who even though are losing money to stay open, continue to provide service.
Thanks to our plumbers, mechanics, heating and air technicians and all the skilled tradesmen and women who are there when we need them. And so many others necessary to our daily lives.
These are the folks that hold our community together. But we have an important role in this also.
We need to stay connected with each other, because at our core, we’re social creatures.
So, this next week, and in the weeks ahead, take time call your friends, maybe just to say hello. Reach out to your neighbors, especially those who are older, those living alone or those who are single parents. We all need to know that someone cares.
We are capable of great acts of kindness and compassion. I wish I could tell you when we’ll be back to normal again. But I don’t know.
What I do know however, is that we’re in this together. We can be paralyzed by fear of the unknown, or we can triumph with courage, creativity and our commitment to wake up each morning, knowing we have the ability to make it a better day.
Your town staff and town council are here if you need us.
So, stay well and thanks for reading.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
One Community Pulling Together
North Carolina’s Carry-Out restrictions have put a huge financial strain on our local restaurants. That’s why I’m asking Lewisville residents to do a “carry-out” at least once a week to help our restaurant community and their employees. Below is a list of Lewisville eating establishments. I hope through this most difficult time, we can support them with “carry-out” orders when possible.
Thanks for your consideration,
Lewisville Restaurant Schedules and Information (Subject to Change)
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. daily.
Closed on March 18, will reopen March 19
Carry-Out & Delivery
Also offering delivery via Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub
Alex’s Restaurant and Ice Cream
Carry-Out, Free delivery on orders of $45 or more
Download the free Subway app for ease of ordering
Pig N Out
Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Coffee Mill
Normal Hours Carry-Out or call ahead for curbside delivery
Normal Hours, Closed every Tuesday
Carry-Out & Delivery
Rockin’ Dawgs Hot Dogs
Located by Lewisville Country Market
Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
* Many local businesses offer gift cards or gift certificates.*
Monday, March 16, 2020: Good Afternoon, Lewisville Residents, While COVID-19 remains a threat throughout Forsyth County, Lewisville Town Council and Staff are exercising additional measures and guidelines to ensure the safety of our community. We have postponed all advisory board and committee meetings for the next 30 days. We are limiting visitor access to Town Hall unless the situation is critical. We are encouraging our residents to contact Town Hall by phone or email. Our parks (Shallowford Square and Jack Warren) will remain open, however; all restroom facilities remain closed until further notice. We will use all of our communication channels (website, Spectrum Channel 6, Facebook and Lewisville Connect) to provide frequent updates and disperse helpful information to our residents. The G. Galloway Reynolds Community Center is closed until further notice. Future reservations for the Community Center or Town Park rentals will not be accepted at this time. We will continue all municipal services to our residents unless the CDC, state or local health department indicates that we need to limit delivery of these services. We encourage our citizens to follow the directives and guidance of local and national health authorities to do all possible to safeguard against this virus. Please know we will take all prudent and appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. We will continue to post updates as available. Stay safe!
Sunday, March 15, 2020: Folks in Lewisville, we participated in a conference call on Thursday with state officials on actions being taken to contain the coronavirus and what we can do as a municipality. While North Carolina State Emergency Management and state and county health departments have the primary responsibility for dealing with this virus, we are prepared to respond to any requests by them for assistance in our community. An excellent website for information has been set-up that provides information on the state's efforts and how you can prevent the spread of the virus to keep you and your family safe. For accurate information, you can go to: ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.
Governor's Executive Orders
For more information and updates from Duke Energy, click HERE.