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Durham revises stay-at-home order amid coronavirus, gets stricter on gatherings, fitness

Durham revises stay-at-home order amid coronavirus, gets stricter on gatherings, fitness

The City of Durham and Durham County Government have combined their stay-at-home orders and amended it to cover violations of the original order.

According to a press release, mayor Steve Schewel and county board of commissioners chair Wendy Jacobs did this to reduce confusion.

Here’s what the revised order says:

The number of people allowed in a gathering is reduced from from 10 to 5.

Realtors can only have virtual showings, none in-person.

Bans all sports involving shared equipment, including tennis and sports that use balls, discs, pucks and frisbees.

All essential retail stores must require social distancing and sanitation practices. This will be enforced by both the police department and the sheriff’s office.

Farmers markets can only operate by pickup or delivery

Employees of any business operating in a residential setting have to wear masks that cover their mouth and nose

Orders

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What does a stay-at-home order really mean?

What does a stay-at-home order really mean?

Since the coronavirus began to spread in the U.S. in February, the federal government and state authorities alike have asked residents only to leave their homes if necessary. At last count, all but five states have issued lockdown orders, NBC News reports.

These stay-at-home directives — which vary by state but generally permit seeking health care, grocery shopping, picking up medicine, caring for loved ones and outdoor exercise — have been met with mixed results across the country.

When Floridians and tourists continued to hang out on beaches in late March, local officials had to close them down. Last week police in New Jersey broke up a house party of 47 people in a small apartment.

People are also continuing with other less obviously risky behaviors, such as visiting family and meeting friends outdoors. So what activities are OK during the coronavirus outbreak, and which are dangerous?

Here Dr. William

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How The Stay-At-Home Order Is Being Enforced In Denver

This article originally appeared on the Denver Patch

DENVER, CO — As Colorado health officials continue to emphasize the importance of staying home as much as possible to save lives amid the spread of the new coronavirus, Denver staff will be out patrolling the city to ensure the stay-at-home order is followed, officials said.

Under the order, people are allowed to get groceries, medicine and household supplies. They are also allowed to go outside for exercise, as long as they follow the “social distancing” rule and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Park rangers, safety officers and public health officials are patrolling parks and recreation areas, businesses and neighborhoods, the city said. If people are violating the order, the city staff will educate the group and explain how their violation will impact the spread of COVID-19. If the group continues, or is seen in violation at a

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How will Triangle police and sheriffs’ offices enforce coronavirus stay-at-home orders?

How will Triangle police and sheriffs’ offices enforce coronavirus stay-at-home orders?

Police and sheriff’s departments enforcing state and local emergency orders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus say they want to educate residents, not arrest them.

“The plans are not to penalize anyone,” Durham Mayor Steve Schewel said at a Wednesday press conference announcing the first stay-at-home order in the Triangle. Orange County issued its order Thursday morning.

The Durham rules, which begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, restrict movement for most city residents except for essential jobs and tasks, mostly related to food shopping, health and related supplies. They will remain in effect until April 30 but could be revised.

Schewel said he doesn’t expect people to be cited or arrested.

“No one is going to be cited behind this order, unless someone continuously and egregiously offends,” he said.

The local bans bar public access to businesses outside an essential business category and prohibit contact sports, such as basketball.

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Here’s how your life will (and won’t) change under coronavirus stay-at-home order

Here’s how your life will (and won’t) change under coronavirus stay-at-home order

On Thursday at 6 p.m., Durham starts a new life under stay-at-home restrictions, with Orange County joining on Friday and Wake County expected to quickly follow.

So what does this mean? Can I still get groceries, go jogging, buy a book, change my oil? Yes, yes, yes and yes. But it’s complicated. Here is a breakdown of how Durham Mayor Steve Schewel’s Wednesday announcement will change your routine. In other parts of the Triangle, the rules are the same.

Food. Grocery sales are considered essential business and all stores that sell them can remain open, though social-distancing space is urged while shopping. Schewel exempted any store selling “critical products,” which would include convenience stores and mom-and-pops.

Medicine. Pharmacies can stay open and prescriptions can be picked up. Doctors’ office visits are all OK, though many have already advised “telemedicine” rather than office visits for non-emergencies. Schewel

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Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order In Ohio: What Does It Mean?

This article originally appeared on the Cleveland Patch

COLUMBUS, OH — Gov. Mike DeWine issued a “stay-at-home” order on Sunday. The order closed non-essential businesses and told Ohioans to leave their home only if it was absolutely necessary. So what does that mean?

The order bars public and private gatherings. All gatherings of 10 or more people are specifically prohibited. All entertainment venues have been ordered closed, including zoos, movie theaters, water parks, aquariums and amusement parks. Enforcement of the order can be carried out by state and local law enforcement.

Ohioans may leave their home for the following reasons:

  • For health and safety — Any activity related to a person’s health is an essential activity and allows Ohioans to leave their home. Examples of allowed activities include picking up medication or visiting a doctor’s office.

  • For necessary supplies and services — Ohioans can go get groceries, household products, supplies

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Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday ordered all state residents to remain in their homes except for essentials, joining similar dramatic efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Pritzker’s order, which takes effect Saturday at 5 p.m. and is set to expire April 7, still allows the state’s 12.6 million residents to head outside to buy groceries and medicine.

“If there are actions that I can take that will save lives in the midst of this pandemic, no matter how difficult, then I have an obligation,” Pritzker said. The Democrat said he was trying to prevent “potentially tens of thousands” of deaths but urged people not to panic.

“For the vast majority of you already taking precautions, your lives will not change very much,” he said, adding that people can continue to shop for groceries and visit pharmacies, gas stations and

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Stay-at-home orders in major states mark next phase of U.S. coronavirus crisis

Stay-at-home orders in major states mark next phase of U.S. coronavirus crisis

By Lisa Richwine and Gabriella Borter

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state, Illinois and Connecticut on Friday followed California in directing tens of millions of people to stay at home in the most sweeping U.S. social-distancing measures yet imposed for the escalating campaign to curb transmission of the coronavirus.

The unprecedented restrictions, impacting more than 75 million people, or nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, order most workplaces to close and require residents to remain inside except for trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and other “essential businesses.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he planned to issue similar directives within the next 24 hours.

“To avoid the loss of tens of thousands of lives we must order an immediate shelter-in-place,” Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said on Friday, using a term that has commonly referred to self-protection measures exercised during mass shootings. Illinois, which includes Chicago,

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