March 27, 2020
NC Governor Roy Cooper issued a third executive order on the COVID-19 coronavirus stating that starting Monday, March 30th at 5 pm, all residents are ordered to stay at home and only travel outside the home for essential reasons.
Essential reasons do include grocery shopping, visiting a pharmacy, seeing a doctor or other healthcare facility. The governor’s executive order also prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people.
Under this disaster proclamation, not following this order subjects someone to a class 2 misdemeanor.