March 30, 2020
HELPFUL REMINDERS FROM OUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:
Remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.
Wherever you go, remember to stay at least 6 feet apart and no gatherings of more than 10 people. Staying at home with your family is the best solution for everyone.
If you have to go out, remember it should only be for food or essentials, like medical treatment, going to work, outside exercise or to care for a loved one.
Some businesses and facilities have been temporarily closed to stop the spread of the virus - like playgrounds, sports facilities, recreation centers and indoor and outdoor shopping malls. Local restaurants have been directed to provide delivery and curbside service only.
For those who may break the law, this is not the time to take advantage of our challenges. While law enforcement officers have been advised to take the least restrictive action possible, make no mistake we will not tolerate lawlessness or violent crime. You can be assured we will keep our community safe and orderly.
This is a challenging time for us all and we’re making sure our officers are equipped with sanitizer, gloves and other safety equipment while they’re in the field serving you.
The following are important reminders from the Centers for Disease Control:
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus can be spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes. People who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
For more information regarding COVID-19 visit the link to the CDC:
For more information on NC Governor Roy Cooper’s State of Emergency Plans visit the link to NC Governor’s Office webpage:
Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 121 : Stay at Home Order