Tonight, April 20, 2020, the Alamance County Board of Commissioners authorized Chair Amy Scott Galey to send the following letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper asking him to consider a regional approach in reopening North Carolina following the COVID-19 shutdown.

Chair Galey states: “ I write to you today to request that you adopt a regional approach, leveraging relationships between local governments in targeted areas and releasing from statewide orders the many communities that data reveal are minimally impacted by the virus.”

As one resident commented to the Alamance Board of Commissioners, “We want a resolution and want to know that you are doing your part to go ahead and start the reopening under safe conditions.”

In response, Chair Galey urges Governor Cooper “…reach out to the leaders of the counties and cities where the virus has hit the hardest, starting with the 30 counties that account for 86% of the cases, asking for cooperation in approving local restrictions that continue stay at home orders.”

She also thanks Governor Cooper for his hard work throughout this crisis and hopes that future decisions reflect current data and draw on experiences as we all”…work together in moving forward with a regional approach.”

Please contact Chair Galey at with any questions.