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

Published 5:01 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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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

● 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

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