Town of Wendell Rescinds State of Emergency for Town of Wendell


WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary declared a public health emergency in the United States for COVID-19 under Section 391 of the Public Health Service Act; and

WHEREAS, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for the State of North Carolina on March 10, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the County of Wake, with consent of incorporation by the City of Raleigh and the Towns of Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon, declared a State of Emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020 the Town of Wendell declared a State of Emergency within the jurisdiction of the Town of Wendell; and

WHEREAS, on May 14, 2021 the Governor issued Executive Order No. 215 rescinding and modifying requirements for the wearing of Face Coverings in certain settings, unless an exception applies; and

WHEREAS, on February 17, 2022, the Governor encouraged schools and local governments to end their mask mandates, as North Carolina’s COVID-19 metrics continue to move in the right direction, and vaccines are widely available; and

WHEREAS, on February 24, 2022, Wake County terminated their declaration of a local State of Emergency within the jurisdictional limits of Wake County, effective February 25, at 5:00 pm.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Town of Wendell under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Section 2.42 of Chapter 2 of the Town of Wendell Code of Ordinances:

Section 1. I hereby rescind the State of Emergency Order issued within the jurisdiction of the Town of Wendell on March 17, 2020.

Section 2. I hereby order this declaration: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with Clerk to the Town of Wendell and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this declaration.

Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Proclamation is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Proclamation.

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