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Town of Morrisville Joins Wake County ‘Stay-At-Home’ Proclamation Effective March 27 to April 16

Post Date:03/26/2020 5:37 PM

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the Town of Morrisville has issued a Stay-at-Home Proclamation for all residents to further combat the spread of the virus. The proclamation will go into effect on Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until April 16, 2020.

In alignment with Wake County, the goal of the proclamation is for Morrisville residents to stay home and away from others who are not immediate members of their family or household. By restricting contact, the Town hopes to reduce the rate at which COVID-19 is infecting residents.

What is Not Allowed under the Proclamation

  • All non-essential facilities, services, operations and retail businesses must close.
  • Gatherings of any size are prohibited.
  • People of any age with medical conditions should not leave their homes except to get medical care.
  • Social distancing must be practiced while in public.
  • Public transportation should only be used if necessary. If public transport is a person’s primary way to get around, they should abide by social distancing best practices, standing and sitting at least six feet apart and using sanitizing products.

What is Allowed under the Proclamation

  • Shopping for food at the grocery store or picking up take-out meals from a local restaurant
  • Operating businesses that provide critical services like hospitals, government agencies and financial institutions
  • Caring for a family member or pet in another household
  • Providing childcare for parents who have to go to work at jobs that are considered essential
  • Utilizing plumbers, electricians, exterminators and others who help maintain the safety and sanitation of residences
  • Visiting a local park, greenway or nature preserve while practicing social distancing

For a comprehensive list, read the proclamation, which is linked to this news release. It will remain in effect until April 16, but will be re-evaluated on an on-going basis.

“The purpose of the order is to ensure the maximum number of people act collectively and stay home,” said Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley. “The earlier we act, the better our chances are of suppressing the virus, while minimizing health impacts and economic disruption.”

For more information, including Stay-At-Home proclamation FAQs visit TownofMorrisville.org and follow the Town of Morrisville on Facebook and Twitter.

The Town of Morrisville’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is operational to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Morrisville residents who have non-emergency questions about issues specific to the Town of Morrisville can contact the Town’s Community Information Line at 919-463-7065 or by email at eoc@townofmorrisville.org.

Town leaders will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with the Wake County Public Health Division, the lead agency for this event. The Town of Morrisville encourages the proactive use of the following simple precautionary measures to remain healthy:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay away from sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid public spaces unless absolutely necessary.
  • Practice social distancing when you do venture out, keeping at least six feet between you and others at all times.

For the most up-to-date information about the local COVID-19 response, please visit WakeGov.com. You can also email questions to covid19.questions@wakegov.com, or call the COVID-19 information line at 919-856-7044.

 

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