Town of Wake Forest postpones March 17 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:37am

The Town of Wake Forest continues taking precautions to promote social distancing and avoid large gatherings of people in response to health experts’ recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and out of an abundance of caution, the Town of Wake Forest is postponing the Tuesday, March 17, Board of Commissioners meeting. All items on the March 17 agenda will be placed on the April 21 agenda.

Wake Forest residents are encouraged to visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/covid-19-coronavirus/alerts-closures for a complete listing of Town cancellations, postponements and closures.

The Wake Forest Town Hall will remain open during normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). However, the Town is implementing several operational changes at Town Hall and other Town facilities per federal, state and county guidelines to encourage social distancing and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These changes are designed to model best practices for keeping staff and the public safe while the Town continues to provide essential services and keep its main facilities open.

Town officials are urging residents to limit their visits to Town facilities as much as possible by taking advantage of services that can be handled over the phone or online. Anyone who must visit a Town facility is strongly encouraged to maintain a 'social distance' of six feet from Town staff and others when possible and utilize the hand sanitizer provided for the public throughout Town Hall and other Town buildings.

Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. The situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is ever-changing, so Town officials are closely monitoring daily updates and following guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.

Additional information and updates will be provided as circumstances warrant.

Wake Forest Town Hall