THE SKINNY: Things are changing constantly. This bulletin reflects the facts as of its production time late Friday morning. Please keep your attention to reputable and reliable social media sources, news outlets and governmental announcements for updates, notably regarding the governor's press conference.
In addition to several live and on-demand educational
sessions related to how COVID-19 is affecting cities and towns, the League will
hold its annual business meeting virtually on May 28. An electronic nominating
and elections process is in the works, and details will be released to the
entire membership soon. Stay tuned!
All 100 counties now have public assistance access under the federal disaster
declaration the White House granted North Carolina on Thursday, allowing local
governments, state agencies and certain non-profits to be reimbursed for
coronavirus response expenses. “This is good news for cities, towns and counties
that are incurring expenses as their public health providers, first responders
and emergency managers work to protect communities from COVID-19,” said Gov.
Roy Cooper in a press release. “We know this response will be costly and this
federal assistance will help cover them.” The press release has further