STAY AT HOME ORDER IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY & NC EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 8, 2020
*Meck County includes Charlotte, parts of Matthews, Stallings, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Pineville, Davidson & Huntersville
Our STAY AT HOME ORDER here in Mecklenburg County and the state of NC has been extended through May 8. With regards to real estate, Closings/recordation of Deeds, Real estate services (LIMITED to appraisers and Title services) and movers are exempt. As well, vacant properties can be shown and we are pending a change in orders to possibly show occupied homes with restrictions. That has not been passed but, it has been proposed for Mecklenburg. The remaining/surrounding counties are allowing showings but, strict restrictions apply.
At this point, buyers and sellers will be able to carry on through Closing. For the full Order and LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, visit the MeckNC site.
Take-out & delivery, grocers and grocery delivery will continue as before. Again, no need to stock-pile food or staples.
Here are some things you CAN do:
- Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
- Go to the pharmacy to pick up meds and other healthcare necessities.
- Visit a healthcare professional if not able to access virtually. *CALL FIRST
- Pick up food
- From a restaurant drive-through
- Take out with social distancing enforced
- DELIVERY is still allowed
- Visit home improvement store – practicing social distancing
- Walk your pet
- Take your pet to the vet
- Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog or be outdoors – ALONE or at LEAST 6-ft distance between one another.
- Help someone get necessary supplies
- Go to work – if you are an essential employee like healthcare worker, grocery store employee, law enforcement, first responder, food worker, journalist, home improvement employee
- More – see the full order and list of essential businesses above.
What are the phases to opening up America?
The White House set out three “gating criteria” it said should be met before states should even begin implementing the three phases.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 as well as symptoms of influenza-like illnesses must decline for 14 days.
- A downward trajectory of cases within a 14-day period, or a decrease in the percentage of positive tests within that time frame.
- Hospitals must be treating all patients without crisis care and have a “robust” testing process available for vulnerable workers or Sustained Leveling or Decreased Trajectory in Hospitalizations Over 14 Days
If all of the above are met, PHASE 1 can begin:
- Avoid groups of more than 10 people
- minimize travel if possible, and adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isolation guidelines if they do need to travel.
- Employers should encourage telework, close common areas, and minimize travel, though attempt to return to work in phases.
- Some public venues may open up with “strict social distancing” guidelines
- Day care and camp would remain closed
- Visits to senior living facilities would be forbidden.
- Sit-down restaurants, but not bars, would be permitted to ease into opening.
At least 2-3 weeks after Phase 1 with continued positive outcomes from above gating criteria,
- Avoid groups of more than 50 people
- continue social-distancing techniques
- Nonessential travel can resume
- Companies should continue to encourage telework and keep public spaces closed, but nonessential business travel can resume.
- Some cornerstones of everyday American life, including bars, gyms, and schools, can reopen with physical-distancing protocols.
- Visits to senior living facilities is still prohibited.
At least 4-6 weeks after a successful Phase 2,
- Vulnerable people can ease back into public life, while still taking precautions.
- People could go back to work
- Families may visit their loved ones in senior living facilities and hospitals.
- Large venues such as houses of worship and theaters could resume operations, with physical distancing protocols.
- More people will be allowed into bars but, still not at full capacity.
Be healthy. Stay safe. STAY HOME.
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | STAY AT HOME ORDER IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY (Charlotte, parts of Matthews, Stallings, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Pineville, Davidson & Huntersville) & NC EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 8, 2020