Coronavirus/COVID-19 City Information and Updates

Please check here daily for updates regarding City of Monroe closings, cancellations, modifications, and other actions in response to the COVID-19 situation. This page will be continually updated as new information is available.

For overall information about COVID-19, including FAQs and Fact/Fiction pages, please visit the Union County website at

This page was last updated July 10, 2020. 


mayoral proclamation: state of emergency

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Retail Occupancy Restrictions as of May 8, 2020

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Retail Occupancy Restrictions

City Buildings


  • July Music on Main is canceled.

  • July Car Cruise-In is canceled.

  • All Dowd Center Theatre events are canceled until further notice.

Parks and Recreation

  • Please click here to read about important information and procedures regarding the opening of the MAFC Water Park on June 15.

  • The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center will be closed through July 17, per N.C .Gov. Roy Cooper's Executive Order 147.  Please click here to read a letter from the MAFC staff regarding credits and the suspension of bank drafts.

  • The 2020 Spring Baseball Season has been canceled with plans to provide opportunities in the late summer and fall while following appropriate social distancing.

  • Monroe recreation centers and community centers will open on June 8th for Beyond the Bell Summer Programming ONLY,  All other facility amenities will remain closed to the public including gymnasiums, fitness rooms, meeting rooms and game rooms.

  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center will be closed through July 17, including all programming. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.

  • All outdoor restroom facilities will be open during park hours beginning May 11.  Playgrounds remain closed.

  • All picnic shelters on City property are now open with social distancing encouraged.  Reservations are not allowed.

  • All common areas in parks, greenways, and golf courses will remain open with social distancing being encouraged.

  • Monroe Country Club golf course has made the following amendments in our efforts to protect both golfers and our staff as we continue on this Covid-19 journey:
    1.  The Pro Shop is open again with limited access. 
    2.  Two people may share a cart with the option of one person per cart if enough carts are available.
    3.  Regular tee time intervals are being re-established.
    4.  The starter area is roped off to ensure social distancing is achieved.
    5.  The driving range and putting greens have been re-opened.

  • Monroe Country Club golf course outdoor patio area is closed to promote social distancing.


  • Fire Station 4 community room wiill be closed through July 17. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.

Meeting Cancellations

  • Monroe-Union County Economic Development Board of Advisors meeting of July 14 is canceled.

  • Parks and Recreation Commission meeting of July 21 is canceled.

  • Winchester Neighborhood Committee meeting of July 21 is canceled.

  • Public Enterprise Committee meeting of July 21 is canceled.

Solid Waste

  • City solid waste pickup will operate on a regular schedule, but the priority is being placed on household garbage pickup with yard waste and bulky item pickup as a secondary concern.

  • There may be delays with yard waste pickup.  Please click here to read details.


On May 30, 2020 Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 142.

  • Disconnections due to non-payment have been suspended until after July 29, 2020.

  • No new penalties or fees for late payments will be accrued.

  • Payment plans are available; please contact Customer Service at (704) 282-4511.

  • Account balances cannot be forgiven.



  • Funeral arrangements and purchases of plots involving the Hillcrest or Suncrest Cemeteries will be by appointment only.  Please contact the Engineering Department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (704) 282-4515 or to set up an appointment.

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