Elected officials with Cabarrus County, the cities of Concord and Kannapolis, and the towns of Midland and Mt. Pleasant announced State of Emergency declarations due to COVID-19.
The declarations will help the County and municipalities seek federal funding when appropriate for administrative support and proactive resource mobilization related to COVID-19 preparation, response and recovery. The declarations also give the entities the authority to take action against anyone who may attempt to sell goods or services at excessive prices and to ensure that people adhere to the restrictions on gatherings.
Leaders are tracking federal and state discussions about funding to support secondary impacts of COVID-19, including the effect on local businesses. Proposed solutions are not yet determined and do not necessarily rely on a local State of Emergency.