County Issues 'Stay at Home' Order for Next 21 Days


Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order effective Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. All Mecklenburg County residents must remain in their homes for the next 21 days as part of an attempt to reduce the number of new COVID-19 infections.

What does this mean? YOU CAN:
- Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
• Visit a health care professional for medical services that cannot be provided virtually (call first)
• Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
• Care for or support a friend or family member
• Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise – just keep at least six feet between you and others
• Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
• Help someone to get necessary supplies
• Receive deliveries from any business which delivers

• Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
• Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
• Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
• Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites
• Travel except for essential travel and activities

Essential workers (hospital and medical staff, law enforcement, food service and grocery store employees, etc) will be allowed to travel to work.

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