Update: Statewide "stay at home" order
March 31, 2020
Governor Cooper issued a shelter in place order for the state of North Carolina that went into effect on March 30 at 5:00 PM. For more information about what domestic violence agencies and survivors should know about the order, check our FAQs page.
Update: "Shelter in place" or "Stay at home" orders
March 25, 2020
Governor Cooper has not issued a statewide “shelter in place” or “stay at home” order at this time. However, local governments have the authority to issue these types of orders to cover their counties or cities. Despite the name, these orders often contain exceptions that allow travel related to certain essential work. Many counties and cities across the state have issued these orders. The orders reviewed by NCCADV currently classify all social services and public safety work as “essential,” which allows domestic violence service providers to continue their work uninterrupted and allows survivors to travel as needed to access services. We anticipate multiple counties and cities may issue these types of orders in the near future, and we encourage you to review the language of any order in your area carefully.
If a “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order is issued in your city or county, you should review the text of the order to ensure that your services can continue without interruption. NCCADV advises agencies to make a communication plan now about how you will use your website, local contacts, and social media to let survivors know how they can continue to seek and access services during a “shelter in place” or “stay at home” order. If you have questions about a “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order issued in your area, you can contact Sherry Honeycutt Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Lockwood at email@example.com for further guidance.