Earlier this week, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 138, which states that effective Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m., North Carolina will enter Phase One of the Governor’s plan to systematically reopen the state. Under Phase One, the Stay At Home Order remains in place but expands the types of businesses that can be open and the activities that can take place.
Entering Phase One will not change any current operations for the Town of Indian Trail. Town operations related to Administration, Planning & Zoning, Finance, Human Resources, Public Works, Communications, Engineering, and Parks & Recreation will continue but with reduced in-person capacity.
Indian Trail’s parks will continue to be open during this time. This includes:
- Trails and sidewalks
- Disc Golf Course at Crooked Creek Park
- The small shelter at Chesnut Square Park and the medium shelters at Crooked Creek Park
Certain amenities will remain closed due to requirements for social distancing, which is still in effect including a 10-person limit on gatherings. This includes:
- All playgrounds
- Dog park
- Volleyball courts
- Tennis courts
- Water fountains
Town staff is evaluating the next steps that need to take place to reopen some amenities, which will most likely coincide with Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan.
The Town has also canceled any rental or program that takes place on Town property through May 31, when staff will reevaluate the situation. All events through July 4 have been postponed and the July 4th parade has been canceled.
Phase One remains in effect until May 22 at which time the Governor will decide to stay in Phase One or move to Phase Two, depending upon the state’s metrics for COVID-19.
North Carolina has taken a science-based approach designed to protect citizens in our communities, and these measures have been effective in slowing the spread of this deadly virus. Residents are encouraged to comply with all of the measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of North Carolina to protect themselves, their families, and others.
For more information on Executive Order 138, visit https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-announces-modified-stay-home-order-and-transition-phase-1-easing-restrictions.