Governor's Announcements

Governor Roy Cooper issues Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others. Read the press release and the FAQs.

Updated 3/27/2020

Governor Cooper has issued a new Executive Order that orders tighter limits on gatherings and extends school closures statewide to May 15, 2020. This order also closes some businesses that require close social interaction and limits visitors to long-term care centers. To view Executive Order 120 please click here.

Updated 3/24/2020

Governor Cooper issued a new Executive Order to increase access to child care as well as DMV Clarifications.  Executive Order 119 can be found here.  For more information regarding this executive order, please click here. 

Updated 3/21/2020

Governor Roy Cooper announced a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders. The executive order also includes an expansion of unemployment insurance to help North Carolina workers affected by COVID-19. This order became effective at 5 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. For more information please click here. To view the executive order (#118) limiting operations of restaurants and bars and broadening unemployment insurance benefits in response to COVID-19 please click here.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") regarding Executive Order 118 issued 3/17/20 please click here.

Updated 3/20/2020

To view the executive order (#117) prohibiting mass gatherings and directing the statewide closure of K-12 public schools to limit the spread of COVID-19 please click here.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") regarding Executive Order 117 issued 3/14/20 please click here.

Updated 3/17/2020