COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Below you will find official COVID-19 information available from North Carolina State, Mecklenburg County, the Town of Davidson, and Davidson College. For the latest information, please refer to each agency's individual website to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date news. 

The Town of Davidson joins with all our partners to ask residents and visitors to abide by the 3 W's - wear a face covering, wait six feet apart when you cannot socially distance, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. This will help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

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North Carolina State Updates

On Tuesday, September 1, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), provided an update on the state’s data trends related to several COVID-19 key metrics. Due to encouraging stabilization of specific indicators over the last several weeks, Governor Cooper announced the state would be moving into a modified “Safer at Home” Phase 2.5 beginning this Friday, September 4, 2020 through October 2, 2020.

Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office. 

Read the Executive Order.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about how this impacts the Town of Davidson and its residents, please click here.

On Wednesday, August 6, 2020, Governor Cooper extended North Carolina's Safer at Home Phase 2 Order for another five weeks, until September 11, 2020. All other previous requirements remain the same. This follows a previous three week extension from July 14-August 7, 2020. 

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 147 which outlines the extension of the North Carolina Safer at Home Phase 2 Order as well as additional measures to protect lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the continued increase in North Carolina’s daily case counts of COVID-19, the percent of positive COVID-19 tests, and the increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19, Phase 2 will remain in effect until Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00p.m. In addition to extending Phase 2, North Carolina Executive Order 147 issues new requirements to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This requirement goes into effect Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:00pm. For full details, see North Carolina Executive Order No. 147. See the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service’s website for additional COVID-19 guidance.

On May 20, 2020 Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 141 to lift the North Carolina Stay at Home order, moving the state to a Safer at Home recommendation, and also to transition the state to Phase 2 of further easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m. (FAQs)

Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. (FAQs | Guidance)

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper extended the North Carolina  Stay at Home Order has been extended through May 8. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned and everyone should stay at least 6 feet apart. (Press release) Governor Cooper has also released North Carolina’s plan to lift restrictions based on virus trends. In sharing a path for easing certain restrictions, Governor Cooper says more progress is needed in testing, tracing and trends.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 131 which includes stronger statewide social distancing requirements for retail stores still operating. Stores are required to limit the number of customers in the store at any one time and mark six-foot distances for customers at check-out counters. Employers are urged to provide sneeze shields and other protective gear to workers.  In addition, the order also makes earlier COVID-19 guidelines mandatory for nursing facilities and issues changes to speed up certain benefit payments to those who are out of work. This additional order from Governor Roy Cooper goes into effect on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Read the press release and the FAQs.

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others. Read the press release and the FAQs. For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here.

This order supersedes the Stay at Home Order already in place in Mecklenburg County and the Town of Davidson.

For the latest information from the State of North Carolina with regards to COVID-19, please visit North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website here