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Phase I Reopening: What it Means to You
Important COVID-19 Updates from Mecklenburg County

This past weekend North Carolina entered Phase I of Governor Cooper’s plan to reopen the State. Although more retail businesses are now open, the State is still under a Stay at Home Order, and all residents should limit time outside their homes.

Keep in mind that COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus, and state officials will continue to monitor key metrics. The disease spreads easily from person to person, especially indoors, or if people come in close contact for more than 10 minutes. All residents should continue to exercise extreme caution when in public.

What’s the difference between Phase I and the State’s original Stay at Home Order? Review the chart below to understand the impact on you and your household.

For additional information, call 211 or reference the following resources:
Cornelius Jazz Fest Goes Virtual
Save the Date: Saturday, May 16
Ready to get your groove back? Join the Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition for our annual jazz fest... and this year, we are going virtual.
You'll spend the evening entertained via Livestream by the musical stylings of
Calvin Edwards , Holly Hopkins Jazz , and Eli Yacinthe Band .
A Pinch of Soul and D9 Brewing Company will also join the party.
They'll provide c urbside food and beverage pickup service for the evening.
To join this year's event, just preorder and pick up your food and brew,
follow PARC's Facebook page , and get your groove on safe at home!
Virtual Cornelius Jazz Festival
Saturday, May 16, 5 - 8pm

Food and beverage pick up begins at 5pm at
D9 Brewing Company
(11138 Treynorth Drive)

Live stream begins at 6pm on

Shout out to the Class of 2020
To the Class of 2020: 

Despite it all: YOU MADE IT! We celebrate your hard work, dedication, and perseverance, especially amid crisis.

We echo the words of business magnate Bill Gates in  his message to all 2020 graduates :

"Graduation is about more than walking across the stage to collect a diploma... It marks the beginning of the next phase of your life, which is something worth celebrating even in these difficult times."

And we want to celebrate with you! We invite all seniors and graduates who live in and around Cornelius to stop by our Town square (beside the Cornelius Town Hall) and take a picture with the sign erected in your honor! Post your photos on social media, and be sure to tag us (@townofcornelius). We also invite you to add your personal sign next to the banner, and let's create a field of signs honoring our grads!

Congratulations to all our graduates - we're so proud of you!
Did you know?
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Town of Cornelius recently relaxed its policy to allow temporary signs during the Stay at Home Order. The following temporary signs are now permitted to help local businesses during this challenging time: Snipe, A-frame, and Banners.

We hope these changes make it easier for our local business owners
as we transition into the State's phased reopening plan.

For more information or questions, email our Planning & Zoning department .
Help for Small Businesses
Apply Now for COVID-19 Stabilization Funds
Applications are now open for small and micro businesses in need of a loan due to COVID-19.

The small business loan applies to any business in the County with less than 50 employees. The micro-business loan applies to businesses with less than 5 employees.

Mecklenburg County has committed a combined $6 million for the loans.
If your business is in trouble due to COVID-19, apply here .

Also, if you requested a tax extension for your 2020 Business Personal Property Listing earlier this year, you can file a waiver to get a little more time here .
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