March 24, 2020 – Beaufort NC Coronavirus News
Beaufort NC Mayor Rett Newton issued what is effectively a mandatory quarantine for those in Beaufort, though the language did not go as far as using that word.
As Coronavirus cases continue to steadily climb in NC, The Mayor of Beaufort issued the following orders on March 23, 2020.
- Residents are ordered to stay home.
- All streets will be closed. There will be only one road in to the town.
- All non-essential businesses will be closed.
Also, Mayor Newton declared the following exceptions: Exceptions for individual residents outlined in the declaration include those moving about to engage in certain essential activities, those who work for an essential business or to provide essential government services.
The proclamation falls under N.C. General Statute 166A-19.31 and Chapter 33 of the town’s code of ordinances and effectively allows for law enforcement.