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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Stay at Home Order Issued Through April; Governor adds More Restrictions with Exec Order 131


On April 9th, Governor Cooper signed an order to tighten social distancing measures, strengthen long-term care rules and streamline the unemployment benefits process. Executive Order No. 131 sets policies for retail stores, enforces mandatory rules at nursing homes and expedites issuing unemployment benefits. This order becomes effective at 5 p.m. Monday, April 13th.  (Full text of Executive Order 131)

To further promote social distancing, businesses and retail establishments will be directed to facilitate greater distances between individuals in their facilities in the following ways:

  • Reduce capacity to 20% of stated capacity, OR
  • Establish a limit of 5 customers per every 1,000 square feet of space, including non-customer facing portions

View more on the Governor’s latest order at:


On March 27th, Governor Cooper declared a Stay at Home Order for the State of North Carolina, effective March 30th for 30 days unless repealed, replaced or rescinded by another applicable Executive Order.  View full text of Executive Order 121 at:

On March 24th, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Stay at Home proclamation to restrict and prohibit certain activities throughout Mecklenburg County, effective 8 a.m. March 26th through April 16.  It has been extended to April 30th to match the State order.

Click Here to View Full Proclamation

Click Here to View FAQ

Click Here to View One-Pager on What You Can and Can’t Do Under this Proclamation

Other Clarifications to Stay at Home Order from

Amendments to Order Regarding Car Sales

For further questions, call the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home help line at (704) 353-1926. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visit Mecklenburg County’s website for the latest COVID-19 information affecting our county -

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