COVID-19 Update

Town of Winterville
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – Release #6                                                       
Friday, May 22, 2020  (Updated August 27, 2020)

As most of you are now aware, North Carolina, and thus the Town of Winterville will move into Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s Re-opening Plan due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result please find updated information below related to Town operations, services and programs:

  • The Town of Winterville remains under a local State of Emergency. Be reminded this is for precautionary purposes as previously stated in other COVID-19 related information.
  • May 22, 2020 is the “end date” for Governor Cooper’s current Executive Order. As of 5 pm today, the State and thus the Town will move into Phase 2 of the Re-opening Plan under Executive Order Number 141. Specific information about Phase 2 of the Governor’s Plan can be found on the Town’s website at
  • “Mass gatherings” of more than ten (10) people (indoors) and no more than twenty-five (25) people (outdoors setting) are expressly prohibitedWe also strongly urge people to continue to use “social distancing” guidelines of six (6) feet or more.
  • Town Offices continue to be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Town of Winterville Facility Rentals remain suspended and events cancelled through June 26, 2020.
  • Winterville Parks and Recreation are offering Virtual Fitness Classes by Zoom. To register, visit For new and upcoming info on all virtual classes please visit the website listed or call 252-756-1487.
  • The Governor's Executive Order 124 expired on July 31, 2020. The Town resumed utility disconnects and late fees as of August 1, 2020. (EO 124)
  • Utilities, planning and permitting requests/services should be made by phone or email. The contact information for each Department are as follows:
  • Payment of utility bills can be made using one of the following methods:
  • Phone options to pay utility and other bills - 252-756-2221 (the convenience fee of $3.00 for processing phone payments will be suspended during the emergency period).
Winterville Parks and Recreation
Phase 2 Re-Opening

Winterville Parks and Recreation Department (WPR) continues to research and follow guidelines, restrictions, and recommendations from organizations at the local, State, and Federal levels related to COVID-19. Below is an update on WPR operations as a result of current information available and the Governor’s most recent Executive Order carrying the State into Phase 2 of Re-Opening:

  1. Athletics:
    1. NC DHHS is expected to release sports guidelines next week. We believe that practices will be possible and intend to begin youth baseball league practices in Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order. WPR will provide a youth baseball specific update next week after the release of NC DHHS guidelines.
    2. It is our desire to resume game play but timing is dependent upon a number of factors including safety, allowance for competitive play, social distancing, group limitations, and measures that can be taken to work within potential limitations in applicable Phase. Hopefully, game play will be possible in Phase 3. However, there is always the potential that game play does not occur.
  2. Indoor Programs:
    1. Due to the nature of WPR programming, and restrictions in Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, indoor programs remain suspended through Phase 2.
    2. Suspension will be re-evaluated once information is released for next Phase of State recovery.
  3. Events:
    1. 2020 Concert and Movie Series events have been rescheduled and are now scheduled to take place in July, August, September, and October.
    2. Decisions on additional schedule modifications for 2020 Concert and Movie Series events will be made once information is released for next Phase of State recovery.
  4. Athletic Travel Tournaments:
    1. Due to size and nature, no athletic travel tournaments will be hosted at Town of Winterville parks through Phase 2.
    2. Decision to host athletic travel tournaments in next phase of State recovery will be made once information is released.
  5. Facilities:
    1. Picnic shelters, playgrounds, and restrooms located in Town parks remain closed until further notice.
    2. All park facilities not specifically closed under Section 5a are open for use.
  6. Social Distancing and Gathering Limitations – Phase 2 of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order:
    1. Gathering Limitations: In Phase 2, gatherings of more than ten (10) people in a single indoor space remains prohibited. In outdoor spaces, gatherings of more than twenty-five (25) people are prohibited.
    2. Maintain at least six (6) feet social from other individuals, with the exception of family or household members

Town Staff will continue to monitor developments in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through this ever-changing situation. For additional information please contact Winterville Parks & Recreation Department at 252-756-1487 or visit

Please monitor the Town of Winterville website ( and official Town of Winterville social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) to remain up-to-date on important information from the Town of Winterville regarding Town activities and services.  Thank you for your continued patience!

Stay Safe!

Other COVID-19 Related Postings:

Governor Cooper's "Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: PHASE 2" Executive Order (No. 141) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (Link)

  • Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
  • Phases List (Link)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) - Release #5 - Friday, May 8, 2020 (Link)

Governor Cooper's "Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations, and Mass Gatherings: PHASE 1" Executive Order (No. 138) - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (Link)

  • Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
  • Phase One "What's New in Phase One?" (Link)
Temporary Electric Rate Reduction - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (Link)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – Release #4 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (Link)

Governor Cooper’s “Stay-at-Home” Executive Order (No. 121) - Friday, March 27, 2020 
  • Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
  • Executive Order (No. 121) (Link)

No Mass Gatherings of ten (10) or More People & Practice Proper Social Distancing - Friday, March 27, 2020 (Link)

Attention Winterville Utility Customers Notice - Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM (Link)

No Curfew Notice - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Link)

Proclamation Declaring a State of Emergency  - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM (Link)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) - Release #3 - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (Link)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – Release #2 - Monday, March 16, 2020 (Link)

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – Release #1 - Thursday, March 12, 2020 (Link)