“Stay At Home” Order for Gaston County, Including Stanley.

COVID-19 – STATE OF EMERGENCY IN GASTON COUNTY INCLUDING TOWN OF STANLEY
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M.

Today at 5:00 p.m. all of Gaston County will be under a “Stay at Home” order issued by Gaston County for the entire county, including Stanley. This order will remain in effect until April 16th, 2020, unless modified before that date. At 4:00 p.m. Gov. Cooper issued a “Stay at Home” order for the entire State of North Carolina.

So, what does this mean? First, it is another step to ensure the safety of our community and especially our seniors and most at risk from Coronavirus. There is no need to panic, you can continue to make visits to the grocery stores, pharmacies, pick up food at the restaurant, get your daily exercise outdoors, and go to work if your job is considered an essential function. Please visit our website at www.townofstanley.org to read the order, what it means and for other important facts about what to do. It also contains important recommendations on what to do if you are sick or feel you may have contracted the Coronavirus. Again, our website is www.townofstanley.org or visit the Town of Stanley on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. We have and will continue to make important updates to our site and social media.

We are asking our citizens to set the example by following the orders in place, reaching out by phone and praying for your family, friends, and neighbors, maintain social distancing at all times, wash your hands frequently and practice all the recommendations in place by the CDC. With everyone doing their part, we can help prevent the spread of this virus, save lives and return to our normal way of life soon.

Please remember, the Town of Stanley Town Hall will be closed to the public beginning Monday, as will our play-grounds, public restrooms, and other public building lobbies. If you need non-emergency assistance at the police department, there is a 24-hour phone outside the building located at 230 South Main Street. For any emergency involving fire, police or emergency services, please dial 911.

You can continue to pay your water bills online through our online portal at https://stanleync.mygovhub.com/#/ or go to the website and click on PAY YOUR WATER BILL tab on front page. You may also pay your water bill by depositing your payment in the secure drop box
located at the drive-thru area. (No disconnects or penalties will be imposed at this time).

Permits, that don’t require a public hearing can still be submitted by email only at staff@townofstanley.org. If your application is routine, we will make every effort to process as soon as possible. No items that require a variance, public hearing, planning board, board of adjustment or town council approval will be processed until the emergency orders are lifted.

If you, a loved one, or someone you know has a specific non-medical related need in the Stanley Community during this crisis, please call 704-946-5986 and leave us a message or email us at staff@townofstanley.org

We will do everything in our power to assist you or refer you to the proper agency or person. Please do not use this number or email for an emergency, For an emergency call 911.

Remember stay at home and stay safe.

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