Written By Christina Williams
At Monday night’s Pasquotank County Commissioner meeting the Commissioners voted unanimously to lift the State of Emergency within Pasquotank County in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) Director Battle Betts along with Emergency Management Director Brian Parnell spoke to update the board on the current status of the Covid threat level to our community and the success of our vaccination clinics. They were concerned that with the hurricane season coming up that the Covid State of Emergency would overlap the coming storm threats and cause confusion that would lead to people being less prepared this season. They said last year was a very mild storm season and that there was a greater potential to see people being less prepared this year. After their presentation Chairman Lloyd Griffin asked each Commissioner for comments and questions.
Commissioner Jonathan Meads started off by talking about some statistics from other states in relation to our state. He thought the county needed to show businesses support. Commissioner Sean Lavin previously made a motion in March to lift the restrictions but the question was raised about whether the county was able to do it under grant funding requirements. Watch the full comments by Meads and Lavin: