Updated (April 3) Statement from Mayor David H. Smith Regarding COVID-19

April 3, 2020

My Fellow Citizens,

The Covid 19 Pandemic is sweeping the world. Asheboro and Randolph County are not immune to this virus, nor are we isolated from the devastation associated with it. Governor Cooper, as well as most other Governors, have issued executive orders to stay at home, practice social distancing, restrict unnecessary travel, and actually closed many businesses. The purpose of such orders is to “flatten the curve” of exposure and minimize the devastation headed our way.

Managing and containing our exposure will require cooperation and a level of sacrifice not seen in recent times. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!! And TOGETHER we can defeat this virus to preserve the community that we love and cherish.

It is imperative that we all follow the healthcare experts’ directives to shelter in place, avoiding groups of 10 or more, and practice social distancing (even with relatives). This virus is spread by human interaction and we can minimize the spread.

Our first responders and our health care professionals are our front line warriors battling this virus. These fine men and women stand ready to serve and assist you. Please keep them in your prayers. I urge each of you to follow the rules put in place for your protection and please remember to practice patience and kindness as we navigate these uncertain times.

Please do your part….Stay Safe, Stay Well, and Stay Home!

Sincerely,

/s/ David H. Smith, Mayor