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


mayoral proclamation: state of emergency

Click on this link to read the proclamation.

City Buildings


  • 2021 Music On Main will begin on the 4th Thursday of every month beginning June – November.  The November concert will be held on the third Thursday (11/18) due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 2021 Car Cruise In will begin on the 2nd Friday of every month beginning June – November.

Parks and Recreation

  • Please read here for new mask policy effective August 23, 2021.

  • Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center is open. 

  • All community center programs are open to the public, including Afterschool programs.  Facilities are open on a normal schedule.  All NCDHHS and CDC guidelines will be followed as it relates to Afterschool and summer camp programming.

  • All community center gymnasiums are open for Open Gym. 

  • Fitness rooms at Dickerson, Old Armory, and Winchester are open on a normal schedule.  Meeting rooms are now available at full capacity.

  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center is open.  Please call the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at (704) 282-4657 for a program schedule.

  • All outdoor restroom facilities will be open during park hours.  Playgrounds are open to the public.

  • Picnic shelters are open to the public and now available for reservation at an occupancy of 75.

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

  • The Monroe Country Club golf course is open.

  • The Monroe Country Club golf course outdoor patio area is open with no restrictions.

  • The Monroe Country Club Ballroom is now available for reservation.

  • For more information about Parks & Recreation programming and COVID restrictions/precautions including guidelines for Afterschool and summer camp programs, click here.


  • Fire Station 4 community room remains closed. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.

Meeting Cancellations

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.


County Information