Gov. Roy Cooper has just signed a stay-at-home order for North Carolina.
Enforcement will begin on Monday at 5 p.m., but Cooper said at a news briefing that he encourages residents to start following the order immediately.
This announcement closely follows many counties in the state declaring their own stay-at-home orders, including Orange County. Cooper said for counties that already have an order in place, the more restrictive order applies.
You don't have to stock up on food or rush to the grocery store, though.
The stay-at-home order directs residents to stay at home unless they have to leave for essential reasons. These reasons include: