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Refresher: Here’s what’s in the Modified Stay at Home Order

Gov. Cooper at Jan. 27 press conference

Jan. 28. With more than 3,300 people hospitalized in North Carolina due to the coronavirus and the percentage of positive tests in double digits, the Modified Stay At Home Order requiring people to be at home from 10 pm to 5 am has been extended by Gov. Roy Cooper. Here are some of the parts and pieces of the restrictions:


Face covering requirements and restrictions on individuals gathering in both indoor and outdoor settings are still in place. Executive Order No. 189 will be in effect through at least Sunday, Feb. 28 at 5 pm.


The extension of Executive Order No. 190 allowing for the sale of “to-go” or delivery of mixed beverages remains in effect.

Moratorium on evictions

The extension of Executive Order No. 191 allows people who may have lost their jobs to stay in their homes, a critical component of slowing the spread of the virus. The order also expedites unemployment claims.

Stay at home

In addition to the Modified Stay at Home Order, the NCDHHS secretarial directive remains in effect. For those in vulnerable demographics, it is safest to stay home and only leave for essential purposes such as buying food, accessing health care, and going to school or work.

Dr. Mandy Cohen NCDHHS secretary


Vaccine update

As of Wednesday, 99.8 percent of all first doses received by the state were reported as being administered, representing 859,695 total doses. Vaccine supply continues to be “very low,” according to NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

Vaccine Dashboard

NCDHHS expanded its vaccine data dashboard to provide information about vaccine doses. North Carolinians can find out when they will be eligible to get their vaccine through a new online tool, Find My Vaccine Group. The screener walks users through a series of questions to determine their vaccine group. More info: YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.