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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update as of March 24th, 5:45 PM

Mecklenburg County announced a “stay at home” order, which will take effect on Thursday, March 26th. The “stay at home” order — prompted by the spread of COVID-19 locally — is similar to the “shelter in place” orders issued in other jurisdictions. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said Mecklenburg County’s order will be in effect for the next three weeks.

The Town of Waxhaw is currently NOT under a “stay at home” order, but the COVID-19 crisis is an ever-evolving situation and we want to ensure our residents are prepared if the need arises.

What Does a Stay at Home Order Entail?

Some travel and “essential” movements will be allowed under the proclamation. Stores that sell groceries and medicine, and certain other businesses and nonprofit organizations, for example, will be permitted to stay open.

Daycare and homeless shelters can continue to operate under the order, county officials said. Restaurants can still have takeout and delivery options, though dining on the premises of restaurants was banned on March 17th by Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order.

Register Your Business

If you own a small business in Waxhaw, please be sure to register it with the state government, especially if you or your employees still have to commute to the workplace.

The State of North Carolina has implemented a process for determining the “essential” nature of each business. Please use the following method to provide our State leaders with information on your company’s role to our community and State.

We need every business in Union County to please do the following as soon as possible:

Email beoc@ncdps.gov with the following information:

  • Company Name;
  • Main point of contact for the Union County operation, including their:
  • Name / Title
  • Email address
  • Phone number(s) – direct office line and cellular
  • Address of the company
  • Number of company employees
  • Brief description of the company products and services;
  • Please define how your products and/or services are utilized either directly or in support of critical operations (examples: medical, food, grocery, agriculture, health, machining, logistics, transportation, national defense, construction materials, hospital supply, textiles, etc.). 
  • List of any essential customers that your business supports or is capable of supporting;
  • Company website.

In the event the Governor does order a “shelter in place,” or similar designation, taking this action now will help expedite the possibility that you may receive a letter/certificate for your employees to present to public safety representatives should the need arise in their commute to and from their place of work.


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