Town of Beaufort issues Stay at Home order effective Wednesday at 6 a.m.

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BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) The Town of Beaufort has issued a Stay at Home order effective Wednesday at 6 a.m.

This Proclamation becomes effective on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. and remains in effect until April 22 at 5:59 a.m. or until extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended.

All individuals currently living in the Town of Beaufort to remain at their place of residence except that they may leave to:

  • Engage in certain essential activities
  • Work for essential business
  • Provide essential government services

All businesses with physical locations in Beaufort to cease nonessential operations.

Essential governmental services will continue and there will be road closures to restrict access into and out of Beaufort.

The State of Emergency previously declared by the Town of Beaufort on March 17 remains in effect and applies to all areas inside the city limits of the Town.

The Town orders individuals to abide by the following requirements:
● Maintain at least six feet distance from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water
for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or
sneezes;
● For people with medical conditions that put them at higher risk of serious complications
should they contract COVID-19, regardless of age, and other health care workers and
other essential providers, avoid leaving their homes to the extent possible;
● For employers in the Town of Beaufort that do not provide essential businesses or
government services, take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home
to the extent possible.

You can

  • Go to work if you are providing essential services as defined by the Proclamation, or oing to work outside of Town limits
  • Go to the grocery, convenience or hardware store
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Care for or support a friend or family member
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
  • Help someone to get necessary supplies
  • Receive deliveries from any business which delivers

You should not

  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
  • Maintain less than six feet of distance from others when you go out
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions provided by the facility
  • What is the difference between “Stay at Home” and “social distancing?”
  • Stay at home is a stricter form of social distancing. It means: Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others), Only go out for essential services, Stay six feet or more away from other and Don’t gather in groups

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