Governor Issues Stay at Home Order, County Buildings Impacted

Based on an executive order from the NC Governor’s Office related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, Surry County residents are required to stay at home for 30 days, beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. Requirements are included in the Governor’s Executive Order No. 121, which is attached to this email and on the Surry County website in the “COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES” section.

Most waiting areas in Surry County Government buildings are open to the public for only critical in-person visits only, including the Judicial Center, Government Center, Service Center and Resource Center. Public business should be conducted through phone calls and emails. Surry County has posted a list of phone numbers and email addresses to contact on its website; residents can access the list by clicking on “Click here,” located under “COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES” on the right bottom side of the homepage.

The Surry County Landfill and Convenience Center Sites are open during regular business hours.

“These measures are being put in place to safeguard our citizens and their health,” said Surry Board of County Commissioners Chairman Larry Johnson. “We must adhere to what Governor Roy Cooper has ordered and we ask everyone to comply. We ask that our citizens practice good hygiene and social distancing measures and are hopeful that everyone remains healthy. Additionally, I want to thank Surry County staff, as well as the agencies and organizations in our community, who are working hard to protect citizens and keep us informed about the best health practices during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.” 

Surry County will issue more information as needed.

Date: March 30, 2020