Town of Davidson Implements Interim Mask Mandate in Advance of Mecklenburg County, Moves to Virtual Meetings
The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners met virtually tonight to discuss implementing an interim mask mandate until Mecklenburg County’s policy takes effect later this month on August 28, 2021. The board voted unanimously in favor of a temporary mandate for facial coverings in all public indoor settings that will take effect immediately as of Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The town mandate will remain in effect until Mecklenburg County’s health directive supersedes it later next week, at which point the Town of Davidson’s mandate expires.
Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox notes, “it’s always been our priority to protect the health and safety of the Davidson community. Even though we are fortunate that Davidson has one of the lowest infection rates in Mecklenburg County, and one of the highest vaccination rates, we know that masking helps to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we see no reason to delay implementing measures that Mecklenburg County Public Health feel are necessary to best protect the entire county.”
Read the draft version of the Town of Davidson interim mask mandate here. A signed copy will be posted to the town website as soon as possible.
Read the Mecklenburg County Board of Health Rule here.
Town of Davidson Moves to Virtual Meetings, Offers Virtual Public Comment
Given the current COVID-19 conditions in the broader community, the Town of Davidson has also decided to move to virtual Board of Commissioners and Advisory Board meetings. In accordance, the board will meet virtually for its next meeting on August 24, 2021, and video will be available on the town’s website and YouTube channel.
In order to ensure public participation, the following options will be available for public comment. These options were developed to allow different technologies to be used ensuring equitable and robust comment opportunities:
- Email: The public will be allowed to comment by sending written comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org of no more than 400 words. These comments will then be read aloud at the meeting. In keeping with the board’s current procedures, only one (1) three-minute of verbal reading will be allowed per email. The deadline to submit by email is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 24.
- Phone: The public will be able to call (704) 940-9614 and leave a voicemail message in order to provide public comment. These messages will be played during public comment periods, and will be limited to three minutes. The deadline to submit by phone is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 24.
If you have questions, please reach out to Davidson Town Clerk Betsy Shores at 704-940-9614.
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