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​Mecklenburg County Public Health Emphasizes Stay at Home Order

3/25/2020

In the wake of the announcement of two COVID-19 related deaths in neighboring Cabarrus County, Mecklenburg County Public Health is urging residents to comply with the Stay at Home Order, effective Thursday, March 26 at 8 a.m.

"It is critically important that our residents understand that all efforts should be made to comply with this order" said Gibbie Harris, Mecklenburg County Public Health Director, following the announcement of the Stay at Home order issued by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management.

The goal of our community should be to find a way to comply with this order rather than focusing on how they may be exempt from it. The higher rate of compliance to the Stay at Home order, the better chance Mecklenburg County has of containing the spread of COVID-19 and returning to normal operations.

As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, there are 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County. This is in contrast to just two weeks ago when the first case was confirmed on Thursday, March 12.

Steps that everyone can take to slow the spread of COVID-19 include:

 


close alert Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.