City of Roxboro issued the following announcement on Mar. 17.
Person County EOC Activated for COVID-19
Person County, NC- Yesterday, March 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Person County Government issued
a Declaration of Emergency and has increased its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to
“operations level” to respond to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and State
of North Carolina.
The Emergency Operations Center’s (EOC) present role is to monitor the situation, support the
Health Department and other local government, educational, healthcare, and law enforcement
partners, coordinate responses, and secure resources needed for this emergency along with being
the County and City liaison with State and Federal Emergency Management.
The County Manager has been attending Health Department planning meetings and keeping the
County Commissioners informed. County and City Government personnel and other response
partners’ personnel are reporting to the EOC and working in their respective Emergency Support
Functions (ESF). The EOC is managed by the Person County Office of Emergency Management
within the Department of Emergency Services.
The County has activated the Joint Information Center (JIC), which will share information and
instructions with our citizens through the local media, the county website, and social media
outlets. The County’s Emergency Notification System (Code Red) will be used for immediate
Residents and those who work in Person County are urged to go online and sign up today for
these alerts by visiting the County’s web page, www.personcountync.gov and clicking “Code
Red” under the What’s New section and following @PCALERTS on Twitter.
Original source: https://www.cityofroxboro.com/home/showdocument?id=13743