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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City opening playgrounds and picnic shelters tomorrow

Playground equipment at Lenoir Optimist Park

In response to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order 163 (EO163), the City of Lenoir is opening City playgrounds and picnic shelters at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

The City’s outdoor basketball court, tennis courts, and skate park will be open as well.

Governor Cooper recently announced that the state will move into Phase 2.5 starting tomorrow. Mask mandates and other prevention methods remain in effect and are even more important to contain the virus, Governor Cooper said.

In EO163, Governor Cooper increased mass gathering limits to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. He also allowed playgrounds to open, as well as museums and gyms with some restrictions. EO163 is effective through 5:00 p.m. Oct. 2. Click here to read Governor Cooper’s news release on EO163.

City recreational facilities and City Hall will remain closed to the public at this time.

Financial Help

In an effort to help residents who have been financially affected by COVID-19, the City has created two new programs.

The City has partnered with Caldwell County Yokefellow to provide utility bill payment help for some City of Lenoir water, sewer, and solid waste customers. If you live inside the City limits, you may qualify for help. Click here to visit the Utility Bill Help page and learn more.

The City is also letting customers set up payment plans if they were unable to pay their utility bills during the months of March, April, May, June, and July this year . Click here to visit the Payment Plan page and learn more.

For more information about the City of Lenoir Coronavirus Action Plan, click here.

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