Cherokee County issued the following announcement on Mar. 18.
PUBLIC STATEMENT-RE: CORONAVIRUS
PUBLIC STATEMENT BY THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CONCERNING COVID-19, AKA NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
During these unprecedented times of COVID-19, better known as the Novel Coronavirus, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners wants to reassure the public that it is committed to the health, welfare and safety of its citizens and visitors. Cherokee County Commissioners have been actively working closely with county administration and public health, the county attorney, public safety personnel and key community partners in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19. Our staff has been meeting weekly to discuss what measures have been taken, are being taken, and need to be taken by various county departments and organizations, so that we can continue providing essential community services and programs. Daily meetings are occurring to stay abreast of the changes taking place at the state and federal level, and are participating in webinars and conference calls on a daily basis. We are all working toward the ultimate goal of protecting our citizens and visitors.
Original source: https://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=46