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

 
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2020
 
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.
 
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:
- Grocery, convenience or warehouse store
- Pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
- Medical appointments (check w/ your doctor first)
- A restaurant for take-out or drive-thru (deliveries at home also allowed)

YOU CAN ALSO:
- 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

YOU SHOULD NOT:
- Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the order
- Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
- 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

Mecklenburg County Stay at Home Helpline (704) 353-1926. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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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