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Health Department offers update on CDC guidance, stay at home order

Stanly County Health Department currently reports 30 positive cases of COVID-19, with four deaths. Twenty individuals have recovered and approximately 1,092 COVID-19 tests have been performed.

On May 5, Gov. Roy Cooper issued a new executive order that outlines Phase One of reopening North Carolina. The following restrictions are in effect from 5 p.m. May 8 until at least 5 p.m. May 22.

● Gyms – closed

● Public playgrounds – closed

● Barbershops, salons, and massage businesses – closed

● Movie theaters, concert venues, and bowling alleys – closed

● Visitation at long term care facilities – not allowed

● Restaurants and bars – take out and delivery only

● Retail stores – limit occupancy to 12 people per 1,000 square feet or 50 percent of stated fire
capacity

● Childcare centers – open for working parents or those looking for work

● Worship services – allowed outdoors, maintaining social distancing

● People may attend small outdoor get togethers with no more than 10 people, maintaining social distancing

For more specific information visit NC Department of Health and Human Services website
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-guidance#phase-1-easing-of
-restrictions

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has added to the list of symptoms of
COVID-19 and changed guidance for when persons who were diagnosed with COVID-19 can
return to regular activities.

What are COVID-19 symptoms?

● cough

● shortness of breath

● fever

● chills

● repeated shaking with chills

● headache

● sore throat

● muscle pain

● new loss of taste or smell

If I am sick, when can I go back to my normal activities?

● If it has it been at least 10 days since you first had symptoms,

● And, you been without fever for 3 days without any medicine for fever,

● And, your other symptoms have improved

You can stop the spread of the virus by following the 3 W’s

● Wear a cloth face covering.

● Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

● Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Questions or Concerns?

Stanly County Coronavirus Helpline: 704-986-7483 or Covidhelp@stanlycountync.gov