This afternoon, Governor Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order. The order is effective at 5:00 PM on Monday, March 30th, and is effective for thirty (30) days from that date unless repealed, replaced, or rescinded by another applicable Executive Order. While the executive order generally directs North Carolinians to “stay at home, their place of residence, or current place of abode,” it creates specific exemptions for “essential businesses and operations.”
If you have questions or concerns about the order, please review this information that was provided by the Governor’s office in conjunction with the order.
It’s important to note that Governor Cooper’s statewide order does not preempt local orders that have been issued to date. In situations where a local order is more stringent than the statewide order, the local ordinance will apply.
Additionally, if you have questions about whether your business is an essential business or believe that the order does not address your business, please see here for information provided by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.