Posted on March 30, 2020
Page Updated: May 12, 2020, 3:50 p.m. | Español
For the latest information related to the Governor’s Executive Orders and restrictions, click here to visit the NC COVID-19 Response website.
North Carolina is taking, a three-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing and trends and in consultation with members of the business community – to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives. For details on the Governor's three-phased approach to slowly ease certain restrictions, click here.
Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home through May 8, 2020, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 went into effect on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. The Stay at Home Order was initially for thirty days, until April 29, 2020. Governor Cooper announced on April 23, 2020 he was extending the Stay at Home Order through May 8, 2020. The Governor has shared information about lifting the state’s restrictions in three phases. For details, see the Governor’s announcement.
Union County Public Health Director Dennis Joyner shares why staying home is so critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19.