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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mecklenburg County Issues Stay at Home Order

Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This order directs all Mecklenburg County, including all Town of Davidson residents living in both Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties, to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. This order is valid through April 16, 2020 but will be regularly reviewed and evaluated and may be revised, amended, or extended accordingly, based upon recommendations by the Mecklenburg County Public Health Director and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management. 

YOU CAN

• Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
• Visiting a health care professional for medical services that cannot be provided virtually (call first
 • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
• Care for or support a friend or family member
• Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise – just keep at least six feet between you and others
• Walk your pets and take them to veterinarian if necessary
• Help someone to get necessary supplies
• Receive deliveries from any business which delivers

YOU SHOULD NOT

• Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
• Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
• Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
• Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites
• Travel except for essential travel and activities 

What is the difference between “Stay at Home” and “social distancing”?  


            Stay at home is a stricter form of social distancing.  
            Stay at home means:
                        • Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
                        • Only go out for essential services
                        • Stay 6 feet or more away from others
                        • Don’t gather in groups

For the full Proclamation, go to MeckNC.gov/COVID-19.

For further questions, call the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home help line at (704) 353-1926. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

A full list of FAQs may be viewed here.


Davidson Event Cancellations and Parks & Recreation Facilities


As a part of this order, the Town of Davidson will be closing all active recreation features including basketball courts, playgrounds and tennis courts.

Additionally, with the new order in effect and the Governor’s order, the following events have been canceled or postponed. Please visit the Town of Davidson website at townofdavidson.org for more information about potential reschedule dates when that information becomes available.

  • All April Parks & Recreation Programming
  • Concerts at the Circle: Rusty Knox Band – April 18
  • Gallery Crawl – April 24
  • Earth Day 50th Anniversary Festival - April 25
  • Art on the Green – April 25 and 26

Town of Davidson Police and Fire departments will continue normal operations. Public Works will continue to work with a limited crew. All other departments will be working remotely.

Town staff are currently working through a plan to conduct Board of Commissioners and Advisory Board meetings remotely that complies with the open meetings law. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

There are no changes to the WastePro schedule for trash and recycling pick-up. Any adjustments will be communicated.

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