MARCH 30, 2020

UPDATES MAY 6, 2020:

On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, transitioning the state to Phase 1 of slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 138 goes into on Friday, May 8 at 5 pm.

Highlights of Phase 1 include: • Any retail business may open at 50 percent capacity. Businesses will be required to practice social distancing, perform frequent cleanings, provide hand sanitizer when available, screen workers for symptoms and more.

• People may leave their homes for commercial activity at any business that is open.

• Certain businesses remain closed, including bars, personal care businesses, entertainment venues, and gyms. Restaurants may only continue to serve customers for drive-through, take-out and delivery.

• Teleworking is still encouraged for businesses that can practice it.

• Cloth face coverings are recommended when you leave the house and may be near other people who are not family or household members.

Other important documents and resources include:

Executive Order 138

FAQ about the Executive Order

Presentation from May 5th Press Announcement

Fact Sheet on What’s New in Phase One

FAQ on Cloth Face Coverings

Business Materials

What this means for Northampton County Government

The County will continue to operate under the current 'Shelter-in-Place' schedule through 5pm on May 22nd. 
Any changes to this schedule will be provided prior to May 22nd.

Thank you for your continued service to Northampton County.


Charles M. Jackson, MPA
Northampton County County Manager