Durham city officials expected to announce ‘stay at home’ order

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham city officials are expected to announce a “shelter in place” order for the city on Wednesday.

City officials Tuesday night issued a news release about a press conference set to take place Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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The release said it was “to announce (a) stay-at-home order to slow COVID-19 community spread.”

Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Durham County on Tuesday evening.

Durham County officials said Tuesday there is “evidence of community spread of COVID-19 within Durham County.”

Officials explained that “community spread” indicates that there is at least one confirmed COVID-19 case in which the diagnosed person has not traveled to a highly impacted area and is not aware of their contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel is set to announce the new restrictions at the news conference Wednesday morning.

The restrictions were described as “additional measures soon to be implemented within the city to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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