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.


▪ 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.