Corona Chaos: Mecklenburg County Moves First On ‘Shelter In Place’ Order

CHARLOTTE – While the hospital lobby asks Governor Roy Cooper to issue a ‘shelter in place’ order for the entire state, Mecklenburg County isn’t waiting; the county issued a “stay at home” order they expect to be in effect for weeks.

From the Charlotte Observer:

“[…] An order to “stay at home” goes into effect on Thursday morning in Charlotte as well as other municipalities and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

The “stay at home” order — prompted by the spread of COVID-19 locally — is similar to the “shelter in place” orders issued in other jurisdictions. Mecklenburg County’s order will be in effect for the next three weeks, County Manager Dena Diorio said.

Some travel and “essential” movements will be allowed under the proclamation. Stores that sell groceries and medicine, and certain other businesses and nonprofit organizations, for example, will be permitted to stay open. […]”

Read more about the details of what you are, and are not allowed to do under such restrictions, here.

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