Key COVID-19-related events affecting North Carolina employers:
April 1 – Effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
March 27 – State of North Carolina Stay at Home Order issued.
March 26 – County of Orange Stay at Home Order issued.
March 26 – County of Wake Stay at Home Order issued.
March 25 – County of Guilford Stay at Home Order issued.
March 25 – City of Durham Stay at Home Order issued.
March 24 – County of Mecklenburg Stay at Home Order issued.
March 24, 2020 – DOL issues Q/A on application of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
- March 23 – NC Governor issued an executive order closing schools until May 15, banning mass gatherings of more than 50 people, and closing certain businesses. https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO120.pdf.
- March 22 – Wake County prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people. http://www.wakegov.com/covid19/Documents/03.22.20%20Proclamation%20of%20Emergency%20Restrictions.pdf
- March 19 – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed community spread in North Carolina.
- March 18 – The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act became law.
- March 17 – NC Governor closed all restaurants and bars. https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO118.pdf
- March 15
- The CDC recommended avoiding gatherings of 50+ people.
- NCDHHS recommended avoiding gatherings of 50+ people. https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina/community-events
- The White House recommended avoiding gatherings of 10+ people.
See our Alert here: https://morningstarlawgroup.com/insights/q-the-governor-issued-an-executive-order-closing-public-schools-and-banning-mass-gatherings-of-100-or-more-people-what-impact-does-this-have-on-my-workforce-management/
- March 14 – North Carolina issued an executive order closing public schools and prohibiting mass gathering of 100+ people. https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO117-COVID-19-Prohibiting-Mass-Gathering-and-K12-School-Closure.pdf
See our Alert on 13 Things You Can Do here: https://morningstarlawgroup.com/insights/corona-virus-covid-19-13-action-items-to-protect-your-workforce/
- March 13 – The White House declared a national pandemic.
- March 11 – The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic.
- March 3 – First Case of COVID-19 in North Carolina. http://www.wakegov.com/news/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1162
- January 21, 2020 – First Case of COVID-19 in the United States.
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