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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted


City of Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips has officially rescinded the state of emergency in Jacksonville for COVID-19 as of 5PM, August 15, 2022. This proclamation follows

Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement rescinding the state of emergency in North Carolina. City of Jacksonville will return to pre-COVID meeting guidelines and pre COVID

protocols with minor exceptions. Meetings in City Buildings: Those attending meetings for public comment or presenting to the City Council are welcome to do so in-person as part of the live

 meeting. The City will no longer be providing virtual options for Council and Committee members or virtual public comment options for Council meetings and committee or

advisory board meetings.

Masks: As the City gets back to normal, Mayor Sammy Phillips wants to remind people to stay vigilant and make informed choices about their health and safety. Masks have

been encouraged when entering City buildings, but will no longer be required, except when using passport services in City Hall or the Center for Public Safety because of the

extended time of exposure during service. 

“As our community recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we mourn those lost. I urge Citizens to continue to follow the steps to keep everyone healthy and

safe,” Mayor Sammy Phillips said. “Wear your mask where you feel you need it, avoid going to work or school while sick, and watch out for your neighbors and those who are

vulnerable.” According to the CDC, close to 400 deaths in Onslow County have been attributed to COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program to Continue: Although the period for discontinuing water cutoffs due to nonpayment has ended, the COVID-19 Utility

Assistance Program can help those who qualify, resolve billing issues. City Customers  having difficulty paying their bill should contact Utility Billing for assistance at 910 938-

5248. The COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program Form is online at

The City will continue to stream City Council meetings to Facebook and broadcast to G10TV. Advisory Boards and Committee Meetings will continue to broadcast to G10TV.

All recorded meetings are accessible on the City’s YouTube Channel.

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