Orange County to issue stay-at-home order amid COVID-19 outbreak

Orange County News

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Orange County will issue a stay-at-home order Thursday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

County leaders are working with the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough to develop the plan.

Until the details of the order are made public, county officials urge residents to stay home and keep your distance from one another.

The City of Durham and Mecklenburg County have already announced stay-at-home orders.

Wake County will announce its order on Thursday while Cabarrus County’s will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Durham’s order has exceptions such as those seeking medical treatment, buying food, or exercising outdoors.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced two coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday as the number of cases across the stop topped 500.

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