Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina

  • Governor Cooper signs Executive Order 124 on March 31 prohibiting utilities, including electric, gas, water and wastewater services - from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. To learn more, read the FAQs.
  • Governor Cooper signs Executive Order 122 on March 30 to get equipment to health care workers, schools and local governments
  • A statewide Stay at Home Order, went into effect at 5 p.m. March 30. The order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member or friend. The order also bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • K-12 public schools statewide ordered closed through May 15. Read guidance.