Wake County to issue ‘stay-at-home’ order


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake County will issue a “stay-at-home” order soon to help slow the spread of COVID-19, according to County Commissioner Greg Ford.

“Wake County will share details about a Stay-At-Home Order very soon,” Ford said in a Facebook post.

Wake County’s order comes after Mecklenburg County issued a similar order on Tuesday. The City of Durham announced theirs Wednesday morning.

Durham’s order ordered residents to stay at home unless your business is considered essential.

Essential businesses under Durham’s order includes grocery stores, pharmacies, non profits, gas stations, banks, media organizations, funeral homes, and child care centers

Ford said Wake County Commissioners, along with members of the county manager’s office, have been in contact with health officials, state leaders and representatives from towns across the county for the last two days.

“County staff have been working with urgency on a draft declaration based on that input,” Ford said.

Ford said an advisory will be issued on Wednesday and a press conference on Thursday.

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