Governor Extends Stay at Home Order, New Restrictions Added
Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s modified Stay at Home Order for three more weeks, until January 29, 2021.
The Stay at Home Order still requires people to be home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. All other mandates and restrictions remain the same.
Based on the alarming data (96 counties either red or orange and 17% positivity statewide), Dr. Cohen also issued a Secretarial Directive to all North Carolinians. It declares all must:
- Only leave home for essential activities such as going to work or school, for health care purposes, to care for family members, or to buy food.
- Avoid leaving home if you are over 65 or at high risk for developing serious illness. Use delivery services or alternative pick-up methods for food and retail.
- Avoid gathering with people who do not live with you.
- Wear a mask and keep distance from people when you leave home.
- Avoid any indoor public spaces where people are not wearing masks.
- Stay away from crowds. Avoid places where people may gather in large numbers.
The full directive may be found here.