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Stay-At-Home Order Info


Valdese Citizens,
Please read the following about the North Carolina Stay At Home Order that goes into effect at 5pm today. Our facilities may be closed, but please remember that we're always available via phone and email for anything you may need. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated. For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control website, the NC Department of Health and Human Services website, or the Burke County Health Department website.
So, what is the stay-at-home order?
It means people should stay at their residence and limit social interactions and travel for essential activities or essential business purposes.
When does the Order take effect?
The Order takes effect on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM
When will this Order be lifted?
This Order is valid for 30 days through April 29, 2020 but can be revised or extended.
Is this Executive Order mandatory or is it just guidance?
This Order is mandatory. All persons and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall within the exemptions that are specified in the Order.
What businesses will remain open?
  • Grocery Stores
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Pharmacies
  • Childcare Providers
  • Restaurants that provide take-out, delivery, or drive-thru
  • ABC Stores & Beer and Wine Stores
  • Hardware Stores
  • Post Offices
  • Office supply stores
  • Gas stations & Convenience Stores
  • Veterinarians & Pet Supply Stores
  • Places of Worship
    *for full list please reference executive order
Can I leave my home to visit friends or family members?
Individuals may leave their homes to care for a family member or friend, or to help their family member or friend get essential goods or receive necessary health care. Individuals should not visit with friends or family members if there is no urgent need.
Can I visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility?
You may visit a hospital or other healthcare facility only to obtain health care services and supplies. Do not visit a nursing home, skilled nursing facility, residential care facility or any other long term care facility unless it is an end-of-life visit.
What can I do?
  • Perform tasks essential to health and safety (seeking emergency help, getting medical supplies or medication, visiting a doctor or veterinarian)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Purchasing automobile supplies
  • Pick up food from restaurants
  • Outdoor activity (walking, hiking, running, golfing or biking)
  • Go to work at a business deemed essential
  • Travel to and from a place of worship
  • Take care of others (This includes attending weddings and funerals provided they comply with social distancing requirements and mass gatherings)
  • Volunteering with organizations that provide charitable and social services
*please practice social distancing if you choose to do any of these!

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