Stay At Home Order Begins

Stay at home

I hope you are all aware of the Shelter-in-Place proclamation for Mecklenburg County that we received this afternoon. I, like many of you, watched as Charlotte’s county officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. (Click here to see the full proclamation.) Under the proclamation, everyone is to stay at home. Stores that sell groceries and medicine, and certain other businesses and nonprofit organizations are permitted to stay open, and their employees may drive or travel for work purposes.


Order similar to others around the country

County Manager, Dena Diorio, stated that the “stay-at-home” order is similar to the “shelter-in-place” orders issued by other parts of the country.The Mecklenburg County’s order will be in effect for the next three weeks, starting 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020


No gatherings of more than 10

Public and private gatherings of more than 10 people are banned under Mecklenburg’s order, superseding a prior directive that limited gatherings to 50 individuals. The proclamation permits “leaving the home for essential activities,” which include seeking medical care or going to care for a friend or loved one.


Class 2 misdemeanor

In essence, the proclamation reinforces the stay-at-home practices already being observed.The difference is that now violators can be arrested for a Class 2 misdemeanor. Local and county officials have urged local citizens to take the coronavirus seriously.


“The higher level of compliance we get with this proclamation, the shorter it will be.”
—County Manager Dena Diorio adds our support

LKNConnect logoLKNConnect is in full compliance with the proclamation and understands the severity of the coronavirus. In addition, LKNConnect will add its support by pledging to help all local businesses promote their products and services throughout the Lake Norman Area.

Interested businesses should contact LKNConnect at:


Information from our local hospitals

Novant Health

Take a coronavirus self assessment, learn about virtual care options, information about calling your doctor first, how to find a doctor, and screening center locations are available through this link.


Atrium Health

Answers to frequently asked questions, COVID-19 risk assessments, information about virtual visits and free eVisits are available through this link.


Holston Medical Group

Learn about everyday tips for prevention of the coronavirus, details about those who are at high risk, coronavirus hotlines and other resources are available through this link.



Dr. Douglas Fitzgerald, Founder/CEO of An educator, musician, professor, organizational management expert, Doug is committed to helping others reach their full potential.


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