COVID-19 Guidance & Town Updates
Post date: Mar 17, 2020 8:46:28 PM
As of February 26 at 5pm, North Carolina modified the Phase 3 requirements of its phased reopening strategy. Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about current restrictions here.
The Town of Spindale is working in cooperation with the state of North Carolina and government officials to best ensure the safety of our residents. Town officials will rely on guidance from the CDC, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Rutherford County Health Department to make decisions that are in the best interest of our staff and the public.
Town residents are encouraged to visit ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or coronavirus.gov for the most up-to-date information. Residents are asked to please adhere to recommendations, state executive orders, and guidelines issued by the state and U.S. government regarding preventative measures.
Need information regarding the state vaccination rollout plan? Find Your Spot & Take Your Shot!
A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. North Carolina moves through vaccination phases by aligning to federal priorities while empowering local vaccine providers with the flexibility to move to the next priority group as they complete phases and have vaccines available.
Rest assured: you have a spot to take your shot.
February 26, 2021: Lifting of a number of provisions of the modified Stay at Home order and easing restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
Listed above is the most recent Executive Order from Governor Cooper's office. Please see North Carolina's COVID-19 Dashboard for real-time data and information.
Find all previous Executive Orders related to COVID-19 at https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/covid-19-orders.
Wear A Mask; Wait 6 Feet Apart; Wash Your Hands
SPINDALE CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have an emergency call 911
If you need Police or Fire and it is NOT an emergency, call (828) 286-2911
If you need to conduct business with Town Hall, call (828) 286-3466
Code Enforcement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Works: email@example.com
Parks & Recreation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waste Treatment: email@example.com
The Thermal Belt Rail Trail is still open currently, provided visitors comply with social distancing requirements described in Rutherford County and the state's Stay At Home orders. Visitors should remain at least 6 feet away from others and all gatherings more than 10 people are prohibited. Playground equipment, hydration stations and restroom facilities are closed to the public.
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Program: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
North Carolina, like all states in the country, has been declared an eligible disaster area. The majority of small business and small non-profit organization owners can apply for a low-interest loan. All loan payments will be deferred for one year.
SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955
USDA Rural Resource Guide: https://www.rd.usda.gov/
Isothermal Planning and Development Commission: https://regionc.org/covid19resources/
Isothermal Small Business Center: https://www.isothermal.edu/academics/small-business/index.html
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce: https://rutherfordcoc.org/
NC Department of Commerce Employment Security Division: https://des.nc.gov/
NC Works (Employment Assistance): https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Small Business and Technology Development Center: http://www.sbtdc.org/coronavirus/
North Carolina Small Business Center Network https://www.ncsbc.net/DocumentMaster.aspx?doc=4577
Natural Capital Investment Fund Recovery Loan: https://www.ncifund.org/what-we-do/nc-covid-19-rapid-recovery-loan
NC Rapid Recovery Program supported by GoldenLEAF Foundation: https://ncrapidrecovery.org/
North Carolina Restaurant Workers Relief Fund: https://www.ncrestaurantrelief.com/
Mountain Bizworks: https://www.mountainbizworks.org/coronavirus/covid-19-loans/
Facebook Small Business Grants Program: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants
Slow the spread and #FlattenTheCurve to protect vulnerable populations, even if you are otherwise young and/or healthy.
Wash hands frequently, especially before eating or after being out in public.
Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as door knobs and light switches
Work from home as much as possible.
Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people.
Practicing social distancing as much as possible, which includes minimizing contact and staying at least six feet from others.
For high risk populations (aged 65+, immune condition or chronic illness), stay home as much as possible.
If you feel sick, even with mild cold symptoms, stay home.