Mecklenburg County Issues Stay at Home Order
Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This order directs all Mecklenburg County residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs.
This order is valid through April 16, 2020 but will be regularly reviewed and evaluated and may be revised, amended, or extended accordingly, based upon recommendations by the Mecklenburg County Public Health Director and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management.
- Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
- Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
- Visiting a health care professional for medical services that cannot be provided virtually (call first)
- Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
- Care for or support a friend or family member
- Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise – just keep at least six feet between you and others
- Walk your pets and take them to veterinarian if necessary
- Help someone to get necessary supplies
- Receive deliveries from any business which delivers
YOU SHOULD NOT
- Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order
- Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
- Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
- Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites
- Travel except for essential travel and activities
What is the difference between "Stay at Home" and "social distancing"?
Stay at home is a stricter form of social distancing.
Stay at home means:
- Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
- Only go out for essential services
- Stay 6 feet or more away from others
- Don’t gather in groups
For further questions, call the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home help line at (704) 353-1926. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click on this link for further information: https://charlottenc.gov/covid19/Pages/StayHomeOrder.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2sc4z750c-xXbENzyG94pkJKputQOMeO9psivKzncrf_SMONIQUHGeZZ8
DO THE RIGHT THING
It is our honor to announce Yuliza Cabrera Benitez and G'Nyla Hairston as Do the Write Thing Challenge
finalist for Eastway Middle School in March! These two students made it to the finalist round of Do The Write Thing Essay Contest offered by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services; a program to prevent youth violence. They received an award and have their essay published in Mecklenburg County's annual publication of finalists. We are so proud of their accomplishment and have high hopes for their future endeavors. Congratulationsagain!
VICTOR BELL SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEES
The Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship Program has been established to encourage and assist high potential North Carolina students with limited financial resources to pursue higher education.
Awarded to seventh grade students and renewable through four years of college as long as annual eligibility requirements are met, the Scholarship Program encourages students with academic ability and promise to maintain their scholastic standing and achieve a college degree.
The Eastway Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship 2018-2019 nominees:
Pictured Left to Right: Brenda Rodriguea; Evans Grijalba-Proano; Tyreq Jones; Jonathan Rivera Diaz; Juan Adame Parre; Amberlee Frady; Charles McCall; and Thomas Tran.
Not Pictured: Hector Cruz Gonzalez and Daniel Vasquez