RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Five Wake County deputies are among 11 sheriff’s office employees who are being asked to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, the sheriff’s office announced Wednesday.
Five detention officers and one telecommunicator will self-isolate for 14 days in their homes, according to Eric Curry, spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.
The employees, or their spouse who is insolation, “possibly encountered someone while working in the healthcare industry,” Curry said.
The 11 employees do not show signs of coronavirus but may have reported “reported flu-like symptoms” and will be monitored by their doctors.
A total of 504 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in North Carolina as of Wednesday morning.
Two deaths in the state are being blamed on the virus.
- March 3: NCDHHS announces state’s first COVID-19 case
- March 10: Gov. Roy Cooper declares
- March 11: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic
- March 13: President Donald Trump declares a National Emergency
- March 14: Cooper issues Executive Order 117 closing K-12 public schools until at least March 30 and banning gatherings of more than 100 people
- March 16: NCDHHS recommends no mass gatherings for more than 50 people
- March 17: Cooper issues Executive Order 118 limiting operations of restaurants and bars, and broadening unemployment insurance benefits
- March 23: Cooper issues Executive Order 120 which closes public K-12 schools through May 15 and orders businesses such as barbershops and salons to close.
- March 25: North Carolina reports its first coronavirus-related deaths
- March 29: Trump extends social distancing orders through the end of April
- March 31: Cooper signs Executive Order 124 which prohibits utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during the pandemic.
- April 7: Cooper will sign executive orders limiting customers in retailers and offers child care assistance to certain workers
- April 14: Coronavirus-related deaths top 100 in North Carolina
- April 24: Cooper extends stay-at-home order to May 8
- May 5: Cooper announces Phase One of reopening will being May 8