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White Lake To Rescind Its COVID-19 Restrictions, But Governor’s Orders In Effect

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Effective June 4, the Town of White Lake will rescind additional COVID-19 restrictions it imposed, but the Phase II “Safer At Home” executive order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper will remain in effect, Mayor Goldston Womble announced Friday.

Womble, in a town bulletin released Friday, reminded people that violation of the governor’s executive order can bring a charge of a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Cooper’s order is expected to run through June 26 at 5 p.m. unless it is replaced, repealed or rescinded by another order based upon existing health data and recommendations of the governor, the town bulletin said.

The Town of White Lake Administrative Department, Commercial Mail Receiving Unit, Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works Department remain closed to access by the public until further notice. The town remains fully staffed.

The governor’s order prohibits mass gatherings of more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in places such as auditoriums, stadiums, arenas or meeting halls. It includes parades, fairs and festivals.

Worship, religious and spiritual gatherings, funeral ceremonies, wedding ceremonies and other activities constituting the exercise of First Amendment rights are exempt from all requirements. However, people attending those events are encouraged to practice social distancing.

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