Cancellations and Postponements / COVID-19
UPDATED 04/16/2020 11:00 AM
A Message From Mayor Roberson
March 30, 2020
Greetings Fellow Knightdalians,
I would first like to express my gratitude for your willingness to adhere to the latest measures implemented by Governor Roy Cooper, Wake County and the Town of Knightdale in an effort to keep our citizens safe. This is a difficult time for all of us as we adjust to this “new norm” of going about our daily lives. My belief is that through our cooperative partnerships with the Governor’s Office, state legislators, Wake County officials, and other municipal leaders that we will prevail, and in the near future restore the normalcy to our lives that we are accustomed too.
In the meantime, I ask that you keep in your thoughts and prayers those who have been stricken with COVID-19 as well as the loved ones of those who have lost their lives to this terrible illness. As we are becoming readily aware, this crisis will leave an indelible legacy on our country. While many will face the virus itself, others will face the anxiety and uncertainty of loss of employment as a result of this crisis. Though during this trying time, I am filled with an immense sense of pride to witness the dedication of our first responders, our healthcare workers providing frontline care, and our faith-based leaders and grocery store employees in ensuring that our citizens have vital support resources and food securities available to them. We recognize that you are making great sacrifices for our citizens, our families, and your family. Know that we stand with you, we support you, and we pray for you during these troubling times. We appreciate your willingness to serve in your capacities and want you to know that we are here for you as your Knightdale family.
I would also like to sincerely express my gratitude to our town staff and other local government partners for working in concert to keep our town safe, secure, and healthy. These officials are worthy of our praise as they serve faithfully during this pandemic event.
Please know that if we all adhere to Governor Cooper’s mandates, then we will emerge better and stronger than ever before. I ask that we all be patient, understanding, kind, and compassionate towards one another. These characteristics are what the Knightdale community is all about. The Town Council and I will continue to be a champion for all stakeholders of our community. We will work with staff and other key partners to ensure that Knightdale perseveres and remains the best place to live, work, and play.
In the coming weeks, the Town of Knightdale and other key members of the community will be working to identify ways to say thank you for your support. Please take care of yourselves and each other, and be safe. You are surrounded with the upmost love and support; not only from Knightdale, but throughout the United States.
With pride and strength, Knightdale strong,
Mayor James Roberson
Mayor Roberson Declares State of Emergency
The Town of Knightdale will continue to update the State of Emergency Declaration made by Mayor Roberson on this page. We are in this together. Please review the new restrictions in the release below and continue practicing social distancing. Stay safe Knightdale.
For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the NCDHHS webpage.
You can find information on Wake County's Stay-at-Home order at Wake County's Frequently Asked Questions page.
Governor Cooper Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order
Cancellations and Postponements
While Knightdale’s facilities are closed, the work of the Town government continues. Critical services including police, fire, public works, curbside garbage and recycling pickup, and public safety-focused inspections will continue uninterrupted.
This list will be updated regularly as the Town of Knightdale cancels or postpones events.
Town Council/Town Hall:
- The Knightdale regular Town Council Meeting set for Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Chambers, has been canceled.
- The Knightdale regular Town Council Meeting set for Wednesday April 15th, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Chambers, has been canceled.
- In addition to the executive order issued by Governor Roy Cooper prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 persons or more and closing public schools, the Town of Knightdale further orders the following town facilities closed to the public: Town Hall and the Departments of Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Programs. Citizens have the option to pay for town services online, over the phone, or may use the payment drop box located in front of Town Hall.
Knightdale Parks and Recreation:
- Until further notice, the Knightdale Harper Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts will be operating on a new schedule. Courts will be open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Courts will be closed on the weekends. Gates will be locked at 5:00 PM each day.
- All playgrounds are now closed following a mandate by Wake County. Parks and greenways are still open.
- All public water fountains have been turned off.
- Senior Trips are suspended until further notice.
- We have suspended all youth and adult athletic programs until April 6th.
- We have canceled all facility rentals both indoor & outdoor until April 6th.
- The Knightdale Recreation Center will remain closed, and all events at that venue (including classes) are canceled until April 6th.
- Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 8th is canceled.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting March 23rd has been canceled
The Parks and Recreation Cape Cod, Boston & Martha's Vineyard Trip have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The trip has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 18th-Friday, October 23rd. Hotel accommodations, ferry rides, dining, and tour plans are the same. You will receive a flyer with the new dates as soon as available. If you're unable to attend, please let us know by April 1st so we can process a refund. Refunds will be processed for any paid trip and insurance fees. If you still plan on attending and have a remaining balance, you will be notified in advance once your balance is due. Thank you for your understanding of this matter and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Knightdale Police Department:
- The remainder of the 2020 Citizens Police Academy has been canceled.
- The 2020 Spring Special Olympics Carnival has been canceled.
- Public Safety Advisory Board 3/12/2020 has been canceled.
Knightdale Development Services:
- The Land Use Review Board meeting scheduled for 5/11/2020 has been canceled
The Land Use Review Board meeting scheduled for 4/13/2020 has been canceled.
The annual Arbor Day event has been rescheduled to a virtual event on May 1, 2020.
The Neighborhood Meeting scheduled for 3/17/2020 at the Knightdale Recreation Center for the proposed mixed use project at 7630 Knightdale Blvd. has been postponed. The applicant will be rescheduling the meeting for a later date at the direction of Development Services staff and will resend meeting notices to surrounding property owners when it has been rescheduled.