The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office has announced a Stay-at-Home order for County residents. The order goes into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. and remains in effect for the next 21 days.
The order requires County residents to remain in their homes for the next 21 days as part of an attempt to reduce the number of new COVID-19 infections within the County. Exceptions will be allowed for those seeking medical treatment, buying food or exercising outdoors.
Essential workers, including hospital and medical staff, pharmacy employees, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS Agency (MEDIC), some government employees and food service and grocery store employees will be allowed to travel to work. The order will not prohibit restaurants from providing take out or delivery options. It also does not prohibit daycares, homeless shelters and government agencies from operating. The order will be enforced by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
For more information on the Stay-at-Home order, including frequently asked questions, and a complete list of essential services, visit MeckNC.gov.