Town News

3.20.20 Message Update from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mar 20th, 2020

Members of the Mint Hill Community:


These are very uncertain times for our country. I know the concern about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has increased over the past week. I want to assure you the Town of Mint Hill is taking action to address the situation. We must continue to band together to ensure everyone's well-being during this national health emergency.


Here is what the Town is doing:


First Responders: The Police Department lobby is closed to visitors. For non-emergency issues, call 704-545-1085. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Fingerprinting is not available until further notice. Our police and fire are responding to calls, but taking precautions as outlined by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management.


Garbage and Recycling: You should see no changes in your garbage/recycling service, and we will inform you of any changes if/when they occur. If you have an issue with missed trash/recycling, broken bin, etc., please contact Waste Pro at 980-225-3800.


Town Hall: The Town Manager is meeting daily with the County COVID-19 policy committee. Starting Monday, March 23 Town Hall will be closed. We will continue to do business as usual. Our phone 704-545-9726 will be monitored. All meetings and events scheduled for the next 8 weeks have been cancelled.


Parks: Both Veterans Park and the Park on Wilgrove remain open under normal schedules; however, all organized gatherings at the parks are cancelled. This includes pick-up soccer, softball and volleyball games. We ask that you maintain social distancing while at the parks. Public Works is applying a disinfectant solution to the play equipment, picnic tables and restrooms throughout the day. Parks will remain open unless ordered closed by the Governor.


Events: All events scheduled through the end of May will be postponed or cancelled. This includes Mint Hill Madness, the Mint Hill Rodeo, the Lion's Club 5K, the Soles 2 Remember 5K, Discover Mint Hill, Mint Hill Farmer's Market Opening Day.


Here's what you can do:


Be vigilant: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Stay at home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.


Avoid crowds: For the next 15 days, avoid groups of more than 10 people. The CDC has recommended gatherings of 50 people or more should be cancelled or postponed for the next 8 weeks. We are adhering to those standards in the Town of Mint Hill.


Shelter in Place: If possible, Shelter in Place. Stay at home. If you are high risk or already sick stay home unless you are seeking medical attention. Leave only to perform any of the five essential activities as outlined below.


• Engaging in or performing task essential to health and safety. Examples include picking up medicine or visiting a doctor.
• Obtaining necessary supplies or delivering supplies to others. This includes groceries.
• Going for a run, hike or other outdoor activity while maintaining proper social distancing.
• To care for a family member in another household.
• To perform work at an essential business (first responders, hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.)


Support your local businesses: Buy gift cards, order take-out or delivery, buy now pick-up later, share and follow local businesses on social media. This is a very difficult time and we need to support them.


Stay informed: Follow official sources for accurate and up-to-date information including CDC.gov and https://www.mecknc.gov/news/Pages/Update-on-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx.


If you are experiencing symptoms a dry cough, shortness of breath or fever, CALL FIRST before seeking treatment in-person.


Stay safe, stay well, stay informed. We will get through.


Brad Simmons
Mint Hill Mayor

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