Proclamation Declaring a State of Emergency
Caswell County & Town of Yanceyville, North Carolina
Earlier this evening, a proclamation declaring a state of emergency was declared by Caswell County and the Town of Yanceyville setting a curfew from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. in the area of the attached map showing downtown Yanceyville. This state of emergency went into effect at 5 p.m. on June 26, 2020 and currently extends to July 9, 12 p.m.
The resolution reads:
Whereas, current social unrest that was brought to our County and Town recently by individuals from outside the County and Town seeking to cause political and social unrest in our communities; and
Whereas, as a result of the above-described disaster, I have determined that there is an imminent threat of, or existing conditions have caused or will cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, and public safety authorities will be unable to maintain public order or afford adequate protection for lives and property; and
Whereas, declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain order and protect public health, safety and welfare, and to secure property.
Now, therefore, pursuant to the authority vested in the Chair of the Board of Commissioners of Caswell County and the Mayor of the Town of Yanceyville under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and The Caswell County Emergency Management Ordinance:
Section 1. A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction of Caswell County.
Section 2. The emergency area covered by this state of emergency shall be the entire jurisdiction of the County, which includes the Town of Yanceyville;
Section 3. The following restrictions and prohibitions are imposed:
Curfew (as described in the illustration attached)
*Effective immediately from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily, rescinded July 9th at 12 p.m.
Section 4. I hereby order all Caswell County law enforcement officers and employees and all other emergency management Personnel subject to our control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of this Declaration, all applicable local ordinances, state and federal laws, and the Caswell County Emergency Operations Plan.
Section 5. I hereby order this declaration: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Yanceyville Town Council; and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this declaration.
Section 6. This declaration shall take effect on 6/26/20 at 5 p.m. and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.
Signed by Rick McVey, Chair, Caswell County Board of Commissioners; Bryan Miller, County Manager; Alvin Foster, Mayor, Town of Yanceyville; and Brian Collie, Town Manager.