Due to concerns regarding the community spread of COVID-19, City of Durham and Durham County Governments have combined and amended their Stay-At-Home Orders effective April 4 at 5 p.m.
In light of growing concerns regarding the community spread of COVID-19, City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and Durham County Board of Commissioners Chair (BOCC) Wendy Jacobs have combined and amended their Stay-At-Home Orders for all residents to further help stop the spread of this virus.
Specific provisions of the combined and amended Order are as follows:
- Reduces the number of people who can gather in public or private to five, down from 10 in the previous Order.
- Clarifies questions from realtors by continuing to allow virtual showings only, but no in-person showings as strongly recommended by the Director of the Durham County Department of Public Health.
- Bans all sports which involve shared equipment including tennis.
- Requires social distancing and sanitation practices in all retail stores that remain open because they are essential. All stores are required to do their best to protect their workers and customers through social distancing and sanitation rules and practices. This will be enforced by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Office of the Sheriff.
- Farmers markets may operate by pickup and delivery only.
- Any businesses providing services in a residential setting shall have their employees wear a mask covering the mouth and nose.
- Community fitness centers in subdivisions and in apartment buildings must be closed.
For more information, visit the City of Durham website.