Governor Roy Cooper Executive Order 121 Highlight But Read Entire Order For Yourself Goes Into Effect Monday March 30, 2020 5:00 PM

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A couple key points on the new executive order:

1. The STATE ORDER starts Monday, March 30 and runs until April 29, longer than some of our local proclamations.

2. The governor has made CLEAR the local proclamations that are in place are still valid — and the more restrictive provision in either the state or local order applies and is enforceable in your jurisdiction.

3. The STATE ORDER creates a process for a business not in an exempt category to apply for an exemption.

If your business is not an essential business, you can request to have your business established as an essential business. The following link will take you to the correct website to submit your request.

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies and for health and safety purposes.

This stay-at-home order will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the medical system from being overwhelmed by keeping individuals from being exposed to the virus and keeping those who have the virus from spreading it to others.

Please note that Executive Order 121 modifies some sections of previous executive orders, but sections not modified are still in effect.


• Restaurants that provide takeout, drive-thru or delivery service

• Grocery stores

• ABC stores and beer and wine stores

• Doctors and other health care providers

• Pharmacies

• Hardware stores

• Post offices

• Office supply stores

• Gas stations and convenience stores

• Veterinarians and pet supply stores

• Hotels, airlines, buses, taxis and rideshare services

• Places of worship

• Child care providers that

are following the required NCDHHS procedures

For a full list of essential businesses, click link below:


What does “Stay at Home” mean?

It means people should stay at their residence and limit social interactions and travel for essential activities or essential business purposes.

When does the order take effect?

The order takes effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30.

When will this order be lifted?

This order is valid for 30 days through April 29, 2020, but can be revised or extended.

Is this executive order mandatory, or is it just guidance?

This order is mandatory. All people and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall within the exemptions that are specified in the order.

How will this executive order be enforced?

Governor Cooper is seeking voluntary cooperation from all state residents and businesses to ensure the health and safety of our communities. If voluntary cooperation is not achieved, state and local law enforcement officers have the authority to enforce the order.

Various local counties and cities have issued their own shelter-in-place orders. How do the state and local orders correlate with one another?

People in North Carolina must abide by this statewide order. To the extent that a local order contains more restrictive requirements, the more restrictive local order must be followed.

Can I leave my home to visit friends or family members?

Individuals may leave their homes to care for a family member or friend, or to help their family member or friend get essential goods or receive necessary health care. Individuals should not visit with friends or family members if there is no urgent need.

What if I require medical attention?

Individuals may leave their homes to receive necessary medical care. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please follow guidance provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have mild symptoms, stay home and call your doctor.

Can I leave my home to exercise?

People are encouraged to maintain healthy lifestyles, including outdoor recreational activity, such as walking pets and jogging. While exercising, individuals should maintain social distancing and continue to take protective measures to maintain their personal health and well-being.

Does this order prohibit outside group exercise?

As long as the group abides by the mass gatherings provision in the order (no more than 10 people) and maintains adequate social distancing, this activity is not prohibited, but it is strongly discouraged.

What if my home is not a safe environment?

Individuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic violence, are permitted and urged to leave their home and stay at a safe alternate location, which can include a hotel or shelter.

Can I take my kids to the park?

Unless your local jurisdiction has closed parks, people may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas while following social distancing and mass gathering guidelines. Public playgrounds and their equipment are closed for use statewide.

Are the entertainment, personal care and grooming businesses that are closed under Executive Order 120 supposed to remain closed?

Businesses prohibited from operating under Executive Order 120 shall remain closed.

What businesses may remain open?

Essential businesses as defined in the order may remain open. Other non-essential businesses must remain closed unless permitted by the Secretary of Revenue.

Establishments required to close under previous executive orders must remain closed.

Does my business need any documentation to continue operating?

Businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are deemed essential as defined by the order do not need any documentation from the state to continue operations. Employees are not required to have specific documentation to report to work under this order.

What if my business is not listed as essential and I cannot conduct business operations and maintain social distancing between employees?

If your business is not included in the list of Essential Businesses and Operations and you believe it is essential, you can submit an application to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The NCDOR will review applications to determine whether the business is necessary to properly respond to this COVID-19 pandemic.

What if my business does not fall within an exception and must close?

Businesses that are required to cease all activities are still allowed to continue Minimum Basic Operations. These operations include activities necessary to maintain the value of the business’s inventory; preserve the condition of the business’s physical plant and equipment; ensure security; process payroll and employee benefits, or related functions; and, activities to support employees who are working remotely. However, employees must comply with social distancing requirements, to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations.

If my business was previously required to close under an executive order or a local stay-at-home order, are there any circumstances under this order that would allow me to reopen?


Does this order prohibit operations of child care centers and other child care providers?

No. Although child care providers are urged to remain open for first responders and essential employees, they are also open to the general public. All open child care providers must follow the NCDHHS emergency child care operations and financing guidance.

Are religious functions allowed?

Religious gatherings are subject to the mass gathering ban and may not have more than 10 people. Participants should practice social distancing.

Are weddings allowed?

Weddings are subject to the mass gathering ban and may not have more than 10 people. Participants should practice social distancing.

Are funerals allowed?

Funerals are time-sensitive events and may not have more than 50 people. Participants should practice social distancing.

Can I still attend religious services?

The order allows individuals to attend their places of worship if they follow the mass gathering ban and do not have more than 10 people assembled. Social distancing should be practiced. Places of worship are encouraged to stream their services online to accommodate people complying with the order.

Are car dealerships open during the emergency?

Car dealerships, and other places that sell automobiles, are essential businesses that may provide relief for those who have transportation issues during the emergency and are permitted to remain open.

Can I still mail items and get deliveries?

Yes. The postal service and private mail and delivery services are essential businesses and will remain open.

Can I still go to my substance abuse treatment groups (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) or other group counseling sessions?

Group counseling sessions are subject to the mass gathering ban and may not have more than 10 people. Participants attending in person should practice social distancing. Group counseling services are urged to conduct meetings remotely if they are equipped to do so. Groups should make accommodations for remote support to the maximum extent feasible.

Can I visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility?

You may visit a hospital or other health care facility only to obtain health care services and supplies. Do not visit a nursing home, skilled nursing facility, residential care facility or any other long term care facility unless it is an end-of-life visit.

Can I carry out a court-ordered visit with my kids?

Yes. To the extent possible, maintain social distancing with individuals other than your child and limit meetings to places and activities that are permitted under this order, such as outdoor parks.

What if I still have to go to work?

Businesses have been encouraged to implement remote working policies for their employees. If you have been designated essential by your employer, you should continue to go to work and practice social distancing to the extent possible.

Where can I report a business that is operating in violation of the order?

Governor Cooper is seeking voluntary cooperation from all state residents and businesses to ensure the health and safety of our communities. If voluntary cooperation is not achieved, state and local law enforcement officers have the authority to enforce the order.

Are gun stores allowed to operate?

Gun stores implementing social distancing requirements for employees and customers as defined in the order may remain open.

Are golf courses allowed to stay open?

Golf courses implementing social distancing requirements for employees and customers as defined in the order may remain open.

What is the current number of people that can gather under the mass gathering requirements?

A mass gathering is defined as no more than ten (10) people.

What are social distancing requirements?

• Maintaining at least a 6-foot distance from other individuals;

• Washing hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or the use of hand sanitizer;

• Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces;

• Facilitating online or remote access by customers if possible.


Do not rely on information that may be found on social media, messages you may get in your inbox or word of mouth. Our city government, county government, Wilson Times, health department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services are reliable and verifiable sources of information. There is a link to each entity below.

Centers For Disease Control

North Carolina Department Health and Human Services

Read Entire Original Stay At Home Order

Executive Order No. 121

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If I read or hear one more person complain that we are destroying this country economically by overreacting for what amounts to a seasonal flu, I think I am going to lose my freaking mind.

If you are one of those tragically uniformed persons you need facts. So begin the education process by asking yourself a series of questions using the Socratic method of inquiry and debate if you must.

Ask yourself, when was the last time the seasonal flu required nearly every acute care hospital in NYC to have trucks with trailers attached, lined up at the hospitals’ loading docks to receive dead bodies from the intensive care rooms – deaths produced by fatality rates that are as high as 10, 20, and 30 people per hour.

Ask yourself, when was the last time a flu outbreak caused hospitals to instruct paramedics that if a person flat lines on the way to the hospital, drive on pass the hospital and take the patient straight to the coroner’s office.

Ask yourself, when was the last time a flu outbreak forced people to live in their homes with dead bodies because so many people were dying that no first responders were free to pick up the bodies

Ask yourself, when was the last time a seasonal flu outbreak caused first responders to leave dead bodies in homes because even if they had time to pick up the deceased, they had no where to take the body – the coroner’s office had no vacant storage bins, and all of the local churches were full of occupied coffins – say that slowly.

Ask yourself, when was the last time a seasonal flu outbreak, killed 46,000 or more people in one foreign province in a matter of three or four weeks — by comparison we lost 58,000 Americans in the Vietnam War over a nearly 20 year period.

Ask yourself, when was the last time a seasonal flu outbreak forced hospitals to leave people in their lobbies gasping for air, while triaging people not based solely on the severity of their condition, but the severity of their illness and age — young folks get help, older folks get comfort care – this means enough morphine to kill them.

Ask yourself, when was the last time a seasonal flu caused the richest country in the world — a nation built on the daily trade of commerce, to essentially slam on the economic brakes and throw the economy into a windshield – VIRTUALLY OVERNIGHT!

The fact is that for jurisdictions with infection trend lines that appear to be standing at attention, you can be almost certain that a surge in hospital admissions will follow in 3 or 4 weeks – a surge that cannot be retrospectively mitigated by real time social distancing – at that point it is too late.

DC’s model suggest that even with the measures the Mayor has put in place to slow community transmission, we could have a surge in infections that requires the need for 5,000 more hospital beds than the hospital industry typically operates, even if the social distancing policies are sufficiently followed over the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Folks this is NOT the seasonal flu. And the fact that we have distorted into a political game, what is certainly the most perilous public health crisis this country has faced since the Great Influenza of 1918, is an inexpiable sin that will kill thousands more before this virus either burns itself out, or is trapped by a vaccine.

And finally, don’t be fooled by those who say — well this thing will probably kill only 1% of those infected. Apart from the fact that a 1% fatality rate for a nationwide infection rate can translate into a lot of dead people — presently predicted at about 100,000 to 200,000 but only if we follow the rules — this does not come close to describing the potential impact of this virus. Foolish and reckless disobedience can allow this virus to morph into a mutant swarm and kill millions of people, both in the US and globally. If you think the economy is in trouble now, imagine what it will be like if this pestilence breaks loose and begins to devour the cells and inflame the lungs of millions of people.

A hospital CEO told me that last week they had one patient come in complaining of chest pain but was not otherwise in great distress. By the time they got the person upstairs and into a room, thick fluid rushed into the person’s lungs. By morning, the patient, a young man, was dead. He said if I wanted to know what that was like for that patient, imagine drowning on dry land.

We must prop up this economy through extraordinary means. .
But if we ignore the advice of public health experts, we could have a healthy economy trying to grow on the labor of a sick and dying work force.

Please comply with stay at home orders, and if you must leave for groceries, RX, or a solitary walk/run, practice social distancing. The life you save may be your own, as well as many others.

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“CODE-99” rings out. In 40 minutes, six patients go into cardiac arrest. Four die. This is what it’s like inside a New York City ER treating people with coronavirus.

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Local City Government And County Commissioners Can Set Rules & Regulations That Are Stricter Than The Governors’ Mandates

Local Government can set rules and regulations but they are waiting on the Governor. Really!

Blame your local leaders for not doing the most. But local Republicans will attempt to use the current order against our Governor to attempt to unseat him in November. I am quite sure he has caught hell from some Democratic Pastors putting pressure on him because they mad think he don’t want their ass to have church. SMDH!

It is about the Benjamins. Hell get mad with me for talking about these trues. You have not supported The DCN News Blog Online TV although I have promoted you so I have nothing to lose. My ministry have been surviving because I am my brothers keeper even in spite of Ungrateful Negro Black Folk. But it ain’t about me and them but about him.

In case they didn’t know I stopped by to tell them that it is so it is in the Order.

Read Entire Original Stay At Home Order

Executive Order No. 121 

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It really is a shame that, as a country, we find ourselves dealing with this dreaded disease in a partisan fashion. It is hard to believe, really, that there re those of us who see this disease through highly partisan lenses.

Now don’t get me wrong….if Trump or the Republicans do something stupid or say something wrong, OF COURSE the should be pointed out, not because we’re Democrats, moderates or liberals, but because hot they’re doing, on it’s face, is just plain WRONG!

That’s why I want to add some clarity to a current, yet unfortunate debate.

Conservatives and Republicans, GOD bless ’em, are complaining that we have no plan for returning everyone to work so that businesses can reopen and money can start flowing again. it’s one of the reason why seven Republican governors refuse to issue “stay-at-home” orders for they states, or order closures for restaurants and bars. They see their top priorities as keeping the economies of their states as healthy as possible because the business community is so important to them.

Again, conservatives want lawmakers to start planning to return to “normal” as soon as possible because they fear the economy will be crippled irrevocably, and that their ‘great minds’ can beat this thing.

Sorry to tell them that that’s NOT going happen anytime soon….and it’s their fault!

Now, I’ll certainly stand corrected if I’m wrong, but in order to plan anything, you need the best information available first. Right? Well, we don’t have it! We clinically have NO idea how many people are actually infected in this state, or this country, for that matter. We just don’t! Why?

Because, as story after story from the NYT, WP, AP and the respected media outlets have tracked and documented, the Trump Administration took virtually 70 days from the time we knew for certain that COVID-19 posed an imminent threat on our nation to when we finally started gearing up seriously with tests and preventative measures. And of course, Trump had help being irresponsible from Fox News.

The point is, the ONLY thing we can “plan” to do right now, is to listen to the scientists , and act on all of the preventive measures they advise.

THAT is what’s slowing the infection rate down….less and less people being exposed and being contaminated. That allows the medical community to catch up with testing as best as they can.

Don’t forget…The numbers we’re seeing now are people who were infected weeks ago. And we’re NOT seeing all of them.

So imagine if we just listened to Trump, instead of Dr. Fauci, and filled our churches on Easter Sunday without a care in the world. And then all went out to eat at our favorite restaurants in our new suits and colorful big hats!

And, based on all off that, because nobody died in front of us, then went back to work.

And we all did it because we got ‘tired” of staying at home, and “felt” like it was the “right” thing to do because we wanted to.

Except that now, more people become infected, and weeks later, all of those businesses have to close up again because more people had become needlessly infected.

Because of Trump and Republican ineptitude at the very beginning of this thing, we are way off the mark in terms of getting the vital information needed to effectively plan for the end of this nightmare.

That’s why conservatives don’t want scientists to lead this thing. Right-wingers want to take as many chances with our lives they feel they can get away with…just for a dollar.

Yes, we need to get the economy going and back up to full strength as soon as possible. People are losing so much, and it’s not they fault.

But conservatives need to stop lying to people, and giving us false hopes, based on nothing more than some false sense of rah-rah, an little other fact-based information to go on!


Covid-19 deaths across the U.S. pushed past 9,200 — more than triple the toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Experts say the true count is certainly higher.


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Covid-19 deaths across the U.S. pushed past 9,200 — more than triple the toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Experts say the true count is certainly higher.