Wake County's Stay-at-Home Order Goes Into Effect on Friday

What to know
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On Friday at 5 p.m., Wake County's stay-at-home order goes into effect. No gatherings are permitted throughout the region, and social distancing must be practiced when residents are in the public. Also, "all non-essential facilities, services, operations and retail businesses must close unless employees can work from home" in Wake County, officials say. Read the county's entire release here.

Businesses that must close include fitness centers, hair salons and barber shops, nail salons, tanning salons, spas, massage parlors, tattoo shops, and groomers. Businesses not in those categories that serve "50 people or less at one time" may stay open.

Businesses that are explicitly exempt include public safety and emergency services, hospitals, dentists, healthcare services and clinics, businesses that provide food, shelter or critical social services, utilities and trash pick up, home maintenance/repair services, hardware stores, auto repair and trucking service centers, grocery stores and supermarkets, gas stations, government operations, pet stores, pharmacies, post offices, banks and financial institutions, laundromats, public transportation, and ABC stores. Restaurants can still take takeout and delivery orders.

Residents can also call an information line at 919-856-7420 or go to this site for more information.

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