Mayor Talton's Letter to Citizens of Mount Olive
Dear Citizens of Mount Olive, North Carolina;
As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Mount Olive has implemented policies and practices to comply with state and federal mandates and will continue to do so under the direction of the United States President Do Dear Citizens of Mount Olive,
As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Mount Olive has implemented policies and practices to comply with state and federal mandates and will continue to do so under the direction of the United States President Donald Trump and North Carolina's Governor Roy Cooper. We know that some of these changes have been difficult, and at times, inconveniencing for families, friends and businesses, however, your continued cooperation will help to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.
Essential government operations will continue; that includes City Council and other decision-making board meetings, police and fire protection, water and sewer services, trash collection, planning and inspection services. We will limit mass gatherings to ten (10) people or less and maintain social distancing requirements (staying six (6) ft. apart from others and using online or remote access) to the greatest extent practicable and use personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary.
Local businesses and operations that are considered "essential", as determined by the Governor's executive orders are to maintain social distancing requirements to the greatest extent possible. "Non-essential" businesses and operations must close but may continue basic minimum operations as defined in the order. No documentation is required to keep "essential" businesses and operations open or for people to go to work; however, the Mount Olive Police Department may issue warnings and citations to maintain compliance with the Governor's executive orders.
I ask that during this time that our citizens and businesses be patient with us and certainly be thankful for all the Town employees, first responders, health care professionals and government officials who are risking their own health every day to keep us safe.
Lastly, please keep a check on your neighbors and those who might need help during this time.
Please know there are all kinds of information available on the state, county and Town websites if you would like more information.
If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call the Town of Mount Olive at 919-658-9539.
We are "All" in this together.
Mayor Kenny Talton