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In a Tuesday news release, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields addressed travel passes if a possible shelter in place program goes into effect.

The sheriff said his office is receiving calls regarding this.

“We have received a few calls here at the Sheriff’s Office from citizens who are inquiring about ‘travel passes,'” said Sheriff Fields. “There have been no decisions made at this time regarding any kind of signage that would be displayed in the event of any “shelter in place” program.  Should this occur, notification will be made as to where and when distribution would be made.”

He reassured residents as we go through this crisis, we will do so together.

Currently, there are roughly 400 cases in 48 counties. Fields noted as more testing kits become available, positive cases will rise but don’t panic.

“The men and women of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office will continue our work to keep you all safe and secure,” said Fields.  “Our deputies have a sense of commitment to duty that impresses me more and more every day.  We are all practicing self-protection now more than ever.  The use of gloves and masks for both officer and arrestee is now commonplace. Our staff at the Detention Center is doing a great job of keeping our inmates safe and virus-free by implementing new procedures to ensure a healthy environment.  Each new arrestee is closely screened and held separate and apart from the general population for an initial period of 96 hours.  The cleanliness of the Detention Center itself remains a top priority.”

He urged citizens to disregard rumors on social media and call the Moore County Government Covid-19 Information Hotline at 910-947-4509 or log onto [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 

Fields also asked everyone to check in on elderly neighbors who are at high-risk for contracting the virus.


Photo of Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields via Facebook.

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