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COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements and Closings for City of Salisbury

COVID-19 Response City of Salisbury To help aid preventative measures of spreading COVID-19, and following the guidance of recent coronavirus advisories provided by federal, state and Rowan County Public Health and other agencies, there will be closings, postponements and cancellations. Please refer to the list below, and check back frequently for updates at For more information on the city's response to COVID-19, visit

For community closings, refer to the Salisbury Post. For Rowan County info, visit For more on how to support local businesses during this crisis, visit


  • The Customer Service Center's lobby is NOW OPEN. Please take note of changes, certain doors are entrance or exit only. We still encourage alternative methods of payment, such as calling, using our website or the drop-off boxes.
  • All Parks and Recreation facilities, basketball courts, park shelters, parks and greenways are OPEN - playgrounds are CLOSED, and the tennis courts are CLOSED for construction (practice social distancing while outside)
  • The Salisbury Police Department is CLOSED TO WALK-INS but still providing services (click here for details)
  • City Hall is CLOSED. Please call for service (
  • Salisbury Transit is SUSPENDING bus services on Saturday until further notice, starting 3/28/2020 (click here for full Transit schedules) Regular service is expected to resume on August 3, 2020.


  • Salisbury Transit will suspend fare collections on all routes effective Tuesday, March 31 (click here for full details)
  • The City of Salisbury has temporarily suspended all utility disconnections. This includes water, trash and recycling.
  • Public Works is suspending some services, and offering reduced services in other ares. Trash, recycling and yard waste collection will continue as normal (click here for full details)
  • The Customer Service Center's lobby is NOW OPEN. Please take note of changes, certain doors are entrance or exit only. We still encourage alternative methods of payment, such as calling, using our website or the drop-off boxes.


  • Job Fair at the VA (3/21/2020) - POSTPONED (New date TBD)
  • Weathering the Storm Emergency and Safety Preparedness Fair (3/21/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Moonlight Basketball (3/21/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Spring Indoor Yard Sale (3/21/2020) - CANCELLED
  • NBA Babies Basketball - ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY & POSTPONED (New dates TBD)
  • Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group(SNAG) Meeting (4/1/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Ring in Spring (4/4/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Hurley Park Spring Celebration (4/5/2020) - POSTPONED (New date TBD)
  • Spring Spruce Up Week (April 13-17) is POSTPONED until further notice.
  • Touch-A-Truck (4/18/2020) - POSTPONED (New date TBD)
  • Ministers of Comedy Fundraiser (4/23/2020) - CANCELLED


  • Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force Meeting (3/17/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Tree Board meeting (3/18/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Presentations to City Council from Boards and Commissions (3/19/2020) - CANCELLED
  • City Presentation Boards and Commissions Reception (3/19/2020) - POSTPONED (New date TBD)
  • Human Relations Council Meeting (3/26/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Planning Board and Board of Adjustment Meeting (3/24/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Salisbury Youth Council Meetings and Activities (March) - CANCELLED
  • Community Appearance Commission Meeting (4/1/2020) - CANCELLED
  • S.N.A.G. (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) Meeting (4/1/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Housing Advocacy Commission Meeting (4/2/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Greenway Committee Meeting (4/8/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Historic Preservation Commission Meeting (4/13/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting (4/9/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Fair Housing Committee Meetings (4/13/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Planning Board and Board of Adjustment Meeting (4/14//2020) - CANCELLED
  • Tree Board Meeting (4/15/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial Task Force Meeting (4/21/2020) - CANCELLED
  • SPD's Bike Safety Class (4/25/2020) - CANCELLED
  • Planning Board and Board of Adjustment Meeting (4/28/2020) - CANCELLED


  • Salisbury Police Department's Thursday Fingerprint services - CANCELLED until further notice
  • Salisbury Police Department Ride Along and/or Tours - CANCELLED until further notice
  • Salisbury Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Program (Spring Season) - CANCELLED
  • Open Gym (all facilities) - CANCELLED until further notice
  • Indoor Pickleball - CANCELLED until further notice
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Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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On September 11, 2020 the City was notified of a second allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $200,221. To deploy these funds, Council will have to adopt an amendment to the FY20-21 Annual Action Plan to describe, broadly speaking, how the funds will be utilized. City Council held a public hearing on December 1 and opened a public comment period that ended on December 25, 2020. A draft was presented at the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, and a public comment period closed on January 12, 2021.

Citizen input is sought regarding Amendment #1 to the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan. This amendment proposes to reallocate an accumulation of previous years’ funds that resulted from the cancellation of projects. The funds will be allocated to the FY 2020 Lash Drive Sidewalk Project (increase of $55,656 over original budget) that was completed in 2022. Review the amendment by clicking on the button below:

Amendment 1 (PDF)

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Hannah Jacobson
(704) 638-5230

Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

Travel Mask Mandate

The Transit Security Administration issued a security directive effective on February 1, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

This Order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances) and operators of transportation hubs ( e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States. A copy of the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive can be found at

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

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