Due to the Coronavirus-related "stay at home" order issued by Mecklenburg County, the GCAA office will be closed and staff will be working remotely until further notice. Events through the end of April will be postponed or cancelled. We will evaluate events scheduled beyond May 15 for feasibility of rescheduling. Follow our Blog and eBlasts for regular updates and pertinent information.

Meck County's Stay at Home Order - What does it Mean for the Apartment Industry?

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Mecklenburg County citizens have been ordered to stay at home, effective 8 a.m. Thursday, March 24 through April 16, in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. County residents can leave their homes to go to work if their job is considered an essential service.

WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL?

▪ Government workers, including first responders, emergency management, law enforcement and corrections personnel, military and other functions considered essential.

▪ Media, including newspapers, television and radio.

▪ Gas stations, auto repair, bicycle repair, auto-parts stores.

▪ Financial institutions, including banks, consumer lenders and credit unions.

▪ Hardware stores, and those distributing plumbing, electrical and heating material.

▪ Critical trades, such as construction, and including plumbers, electricians, exterminators and janitors.

▪ Mail, and other shipping and delivery businesses.

▪ Educational institutions, both K-12 and colleges and universities, to facilitate distance learning and critical research related to COVID-19. With an expectation of social distancing.

▪ Laundry services, including laundromats and dry cleaners.

▪ Restaurants, for takeout.

▪ Hotels and motels.

▪ Funeral services.