Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and the six county towns, have agreed to follow the State of North Carolina’s Stay at Home Order starting April 30.
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio announced the agreement to the Board of County Commissioners at its public policy meeting Tuesday afternoon, one day before the county’s current order was set to expire.
“The unified coalition of the County, the City, and the towns that began working together when this crisis started will stay together,” said Diorio. “We have agreed to proceed like the rest of the state as the phased reopening proceeds.”
Mecklenburg’s Stay at Home Order began March 26 and is more restrictive than the state order regarding certain businesses—including car dealerships, landscaping services, real estate brokerage, and other businesses not considered essential.
Following the state order, the list below outlines what is now considered Essential Businesses/Activities:
- Defense and military contractors that develop products, processes, equipment, technology, and related services that serve the United States military, national defense, and national security interests.
- Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology.
- Lawn and garden equipment retailers.
- Book stores that sell educational material.
- Religious facilities, entities, groups, gatherings, including funerals. Also, services, counseling, pastoral care, and other activities provided by religious organizations to the members of their faith community. Gatherings may not exceed 10 people.
- Insurance companies, underwriters, agents, brokers, and related insurance claims and agency services.
- Real estate services including brokerage, appraisal and title services.
- Automobile dealers.