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UPDATE: NHC commissioners vote to end State of Emergency

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 2:54 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Following a recommendation by County Manager Chris Coudriet at a meeting May 2, New Hanover County commissioners approved ending the State of Emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic that was signed into effect in April 2020.

“Residents should continue to stay informed, get vaccinated, and continue working to fight COVID together,” wrote New Hanover County on Twitter on Monday.

The State of Emergency will end at 4 p.m. May 2, 2022.

RECOMMENDED MOTION AND REQUESTED ACTIONS: Acknowledge the New Hanover County Amended Restated Declaration of State of Emergency Proclamation dated April 27, 2020 and the Termination of the New Hanover County Amended Restated Declaration of State of Emergency Proclamation dated May 2, 2022.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in New Hanover County on March 18, 2020. In March, 2022, the New Hanover County Health Department released a statement thanking the community and reflecting on the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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