Updated as of March 29, 2020

Executive Order 121 - Stay At Home Order, March 27, 2020

Facts & Questions Regarding Executive Order 121

On March 10, 2020, Governor Cooper took the next step in the state's COVID-19 preparedness place and issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) shared several recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of people infected. These recommendations are intended to help slow the spread of the virus and protect people at high risk of severe illness, which includes adults over 65 years, those with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, or weakened immune systems.


Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, a presumptive positive case of disease 2019 (COVID-19). The announcement represents an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina.


All North Carolinians are encouraged to visit www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus for reliable, up-to-date information. This trusted website is updated regularly.


Included on this page is helpful information for:

There is also information about what we all can do to combat fear and anxiety about COVID-19. 


All North Carolinians can better prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you share it.


The CDC website is another reliable, up-to-date information on the Coronavirus Disease.


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