Board of Commissioners Virtual Special Meeting
The board of commissioners held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm through the Zoom virtual platform and streamed live on YouTube. The meeting video is available on the town website and YouTube.
Town of Davidson COVID-19 Response
Assistant Town Manager Karen Whichard and I provided an update on the town's response to COVID-19 and discussed with the board how to protect the public health in Davidson.
The Davidson Board of Commissioners decided to strongly recommend the use of masks by the public in all spaces where social distancing is not possible. The town will begin a public awareness campaign that will include signage posted in many public spaces around town and sharing the message digitally on social media and through the town’s website and email channels. The town board also requested that if businesses decide to require face coverings for employees and patrons, then they should post signage for public notification purposes. The town will also seek to make masks available for those who need them. More details about pick-up locations and their hours will be forthcoming.
As a reminder, whether you are wearing a face mask as encouraged or not, all individuals are also asked to observe social distancing as much as possible and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often. This plea is to ensure the safety of our community.
At the meeting, the board of commissioners also indicated that Davidson will follow Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina in the move to Phase 2 as recommended by county and state health officials. Further steps will be taken within the Town of Davidson to ensure the health and safety of our residents as much as possible, such as the addition of hand sanitizer stations at various high traffic locations around town, providing businesses with signage to help their customers maintain the important physical distance that keeps the spread of COVID-19 down, and more. The board will continue to monitor the situation closely in order to advocate for the best interests concerning the health and safety of Davidson residents and businesses as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
The Town of Davidson remains committed to providing an open, transparent public process even amidst the challenges we face due to the local and global health pandemic.
The board of commissioners and staff will continue to hold virtual meetings on the Zoom platform and streamed via YouTube to discuss updates to COVID-19 and other essential government business. Check the town’s website, social media sites, or e-Crier emails for public access to meetings. If you have additional questions, please email me at email@example.com or Town Clerk Betsy Shores at firstname.lastname@example.org.