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​​​Board Bulletin, June 23, 2020

6/23/2020


Message from the County Manager

This week the Board of County Commissioners will begin reviewing applications for the COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force. The goal of the task force is to help find ways for the County to address some of the many disparities uncovered during the COVID-19 crisis.

The application process to join the task force closed on Friday at 5 p.m. A total of 89 applications were received for consideration for the 23-member task force.

The Board will begin reviewing applications during tomorrow night's meeting. Final appointments will be made on July 7.

Meanwhile, plans are underway to disperse Coronavirus relief funding to help those in need within the community. The $8.1 million in federal funding will be distributed in a variety of areas including $1.5 million for utility and rental assistance, $1 million in food security, $1 million for face coverings for the community, $1 million to support seniors, $500,000 for community engagement and marketing, $300,000 to expand senior nutrition services and $2.8 million to reimburse our towns for COVID-19 expenses incurred to date.

An additional $1.3 million has been approved for nonprofits in our towns. There is still additional money available.

Thank you for your continued support throughout the course of the pandemic. Please continue to monitor MeckNC.gov for updates.

Sincerely,

Dena. R. Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager

 

COVID-19 Update

As of 5 p.m., there were 8,510 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 143 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Click here for the latest data report.

 

Child Support Services to Hold First 'Empowering Fathers Program' Virtual Event

Mecklenburg County Child Support Services Empowering Fathers Program is excited to host its first virtual orientation for noncustodial fathers. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

This transformative event centers around fathers who need assistance navigating the child support system.

Topics will include paternity, co-parenting, custody and visitation, and employment resources. The featured speakers are NC District Court Judge Gary Henderson, Director of Mecklenburg County Department of Community Resources Rodney Adams, 26th Judicial District Family Court Administrator Darwin Rice, as well as speakers from Global Partners for Fathers & Families and NCWorks Career Center.

Registration for the event is available at childsupportezapply.com or at the link 2020 Virtual Event - EventBrite. Once registered, the access link will be sent by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event. Participants will be able to access the event via video conferencing or by telephone.

For more information, contact Child Support Services Business Manager Donald Manns.

 

News Releases:

Click here to view a full list of news releases.

Media Update:

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Public Health Director Gibbie Harris gave an update on COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County on Friday, June 19. Click here to view the latest media availability.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

As the pandemic continues to impact the community, click here to view a list of COVID-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 Testing and Medical Advice:

Residents who feel they may have been exposed to the virus can contact the County's Public Health Hotline at 980-314-9400 to speak with a medical professional or for guidance on testing.

What to Do If You're Feeling Sick:

Click here for more information on what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Frequently Asked Questions - Residents:

Click here to view a list of the most frequently asked questions related to COVID-19.

Resources for County Employees:

Employee Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Act

On April 1, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed to help provide additional paid leave for government employees affected by COVID-19.

Click here to learn more about the act. 

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400