- On April 29, 2020
Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Greg Ford signed a proclamation this morning allowing the county’s Stay-at-Home order to lapse on April 30.
Starting May 1, 11 of the county’s 12 municipalities (Cary; Fuquay-Varina; Garner; Holly Springs; Knightdale; Morrisville; Raleigh; Rolesville; Wake Forest; Wendell; and Zebulon) and portions of Angier, Clayton and Durham located within Wake County, will follow Gov. Cooper’s Stay-at-Home order.
The Town of Apex is expected to issue its own proclamation.
“We put our order in place in late March to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wake County, one day before the Governor issued the state-wide Stay-at-Home order,” said Chairman Ford. “Our community was affected first by the virus, making it vital that we act more swiftly. But now that there is community spread and we are all fighting to slow the spread collectively, it’s appropriate to follow the state’s order, which provides some additional flexibility to our residents.”
Gov. Cooper’s order remains in effect through May 8. It directs people to stay at home – except to visit essential businesses, exercise outdoors or help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
Gov. Cooper announced last week that he has a three-phase plan for lifting these restrictions. The timetable for enacting it relies firmly on the virus’ data trends.
As of 12:45 p.m., Wake County currently has 796 known positive cases of COVID-19. Of those, 16 people have died from the virus.
Wake County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage, which has a set of frequently asked questions to educate residents in English and in Spanish, a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes, as well as an email address and phone number that people can use to ask personal health-related questions about COVID-19.
The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.