Rowan County Media Release: COVID-19 – March 30


Executive Order 121 (Stay At Home Order)

This evening at 5:00 PM North Carolina Executive Order 121 goes into effect. This Order mandates that all individuals stay at home and provides guidance on who can continue to work by classification of essential and non essential businesses. Executive Order 121 and an FAQ’s page regarding EO 121 are available on the county’s COVID-19 webpage under Executive Orders.

Rowan Public Library Modifies Operations
Effective Tuesday, March 31st, Rowan Public Library operations will be limited to curbside service only. Computer labs are now closed to the public.

All three branches, Headquarters in Salisbury, East Branch in Rockwell, and South Branch in China Grove continue to offer curbside service Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. Library facilities are closed to the public.

For more information about library hours, online services, and digital collections; or to speak with a librarian or request curbside service in advance call 704-216-8243, email or visit

Rowan County Register Of Deeds Implements Changes

The Rowan County Register of Deeds is implementing the following changes:

Thank-A-Vet Discount Card issuance is suspended for 30 days
Passport Services are suspended for 30 days
Notary Oath issuance is by appointment only
Marriage License issuance is by appointment only (4PM cut-off)

We continue to urge citizens to take advantage of our online services:

Online Vital Record Requests
Marriage License Application
Online Document Search
Electronic Recording

For more information, citizens may contact our office at 704-216-8626.

Author: Margaret Beveridge