State Lockdowns


As of March 26, the U.S. surpassed China as the country with the most coronavirus cases.  The U.S. currently has 159,689 cases and a total of 2,951 deaths. 

Many states in the U.S. have been issued shelter in place orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. These orders are different depending on different states and orders are more strict in certain states such as California and New York. New York is the center of the pandemic in the U.S, with 66,497 confirmed cases and 1,218 deaths to date. 

Currently, there are thirty states throughout the U.S that are under a statewide order to stay home and many other states have rules in parts of the state with some kind of shelter in place order. Starting Monday, March 30 at 5 pm the entire state of North Carolina will be on lockdown. During this time you’re only supposed to leave your home for healthcare, groceries or food, outdoor activities, certain types of work, gas stations, etc.

As of right now, North Carolina has 1,309 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says, “Let’s all do our part and reduce the spread of this virus by helping our neighbors and staying indoors.”