Stay-At-Home Proclamation Issued for Mecklenburg County


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A stay-at-home proclamation has been issued for Mecklenburg County because of the growing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

County manager said the proclamation will take effect at 8am on Thursday, March 26 and run through April 16th. The order could be extended or cancelled at any time, officials said.

You can: 

  • Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Visiting a health care professional for medical services that cannot be provided virtually (call first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Care for or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise – just keep at least six feet between you and others
  • Walk your pets and take them to veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies
  • Receive deliveries from any business which delivers

You should not: 

  • Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or another residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites
  • Travel except for essential travel and activities

The county has set up a hotline you can call with questions about the stay at home order 704-353-1926

Visit WCNC for more details.

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