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State of Emergency Declared for Elon, NC.

At 3pm today, March 20, 2020, Mayor Tolley declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. Effective immediately, all parks are closed until further notice, all recreation activities are cancelled until further notice, all events are cancelled until further notice, and effective at 9pm tonight, all public and private gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
To read the declaration and for further information, please visit:


State of Emergency Declared for Alamance County

State of Emergency Declared for Alamance County


Amy Scott Galey, Chair of the Alamance Board of Commissioners, declared a local 'State of Emergency' for Alamance County effective Friday, March 20, 2020, at 10am. A state of emergency allows the County to coordinate, provide, and request additional emergency supplies and receive mutual aid from the state and federal government.


"With our first confirmed case of COVID-19, it is appropriate to declare a State of Emergency for Alamance County," Chair Galey said. "The County will be working closely with all the municipalities, community partners, and first responders to coordinate resources and share important information. County staff has been working very hard to be sure that essential services are uninterrupted in order to protect public heath and safety. Residents should continue to take precautions to avoid exposure and spread of the virus." 


While there are no County office closures at this time, residents are encouraged limit person-to-person contact and use online resources and services or call in to conduct county business. For updated COVID-19 Alamance County program or event cancellations or changes, please visit 


The County COVID-19 Call Center is also available Monday through Friday from 8am to 7pm. Residents and organizations are encouraged to call 336-290-0361 for general Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions or information regarding the County’s response. 


For the most current state and national information or recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websiteat or the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website at 



Alamance County Government Contact: Michelle Mills, Public Information Officer



As Heard on The Maverick Morning Show - Sheriff's Office Takes Measures to Limit Exposure To Covid-19

March 20, 2020


Graham, NC-


 The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office has taken further steps to limit all of our employees and the public to the possible exposure to Coronavirus Covid-19.



This action includes closing the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office located at 109 S. Maple St., Graham, N.C. (This does not mean the Sheriff’s Office is closed.)


Citizens having business at the Sheriff’s Office will be directed by signage, to enter through the doors of our side entrance. The desk Officer will be located inside behind protective glass.


Concealed Carry applications and Gun Permit applications will be available at the window. However, it is important to remember that there is no fingerprinting at this time which is a requirement to receive a CC permit.


If you have a general question or concern, a request for us to take a report for a non-emergency incident, etc., please call us at 336-570-6300 before coming to our office.


Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Measures have also been taken affecting our Patrol Division. If citizens have a non-emergency need for service, our Deputy may call prior to arrival. Some issues possibly can be resolved by phone.


The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office stands ready to protect and serve all county residents.


Byron B. Tucker


Public Information Officer

Alamance County Sheriff’s Officer


Alamance County confirms first case of coronavirus

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The Alamance County Health Department on Friday received notification of their first positive case of COVID-19.


The affected individual is currently in isolation at home and is responding well to treatment..

“The individual has no known travel risk and no known contact to a previous case,” the Alamance County Health Department said.

The Alamance County Health Department is identifying close contacts to the affected individual. A close contact is defined as anyone who was within six feet of the individual for 10 minutes or more.


“We have been preparing and planning for cases in Alamance County. Our public health response team has been in contact with the individual and they are complying with all control measures and orders,” said Health Director Stacie Saunders. “It is likely we will see other confirmed cases in the community. We urge the community to continue to practice social distancing and general precautions in order to protect themselves, their loved ones, and our neighbors.”


If you have questions about COVID-19:  Call the Alamance County COVID-19.Hotline at 336.290.0361


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