North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Friday issued a "stay at home" order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The order goes into effect at 5pm Monday March 30 and applies to all non-essential travel.

The order can be seen in its entirety here. (Executive Order #121)
It gives full details of what is and what is not considered essential.

The order also reduces the number of people at a gathering from 50 down to 10 beginning Monday.

Cooper law enforcement is asked to encourage people to abide by the order, and that people who flagrantly violate the order can be charged by local district attorneys.

Cooper said “Stay at home unless you need to leave for job, food, medicine, outdoor exercise or to help someone."