Building & Inspections Departments
To close out the week, Governor Roy Cooper held a press conference to announce a state-wide stay-at-home order. This order is to take affect Monday, 3/30/20, whereas the Wake County stay-at-home order took affect at 5:00 p.m. today.
As stated by the governor, if a jurisdiction already has a stay-at-home order, whichever parts of the order (state or local) is more restrictive, applies. For example, the Wake County order says no gatherings of any size outside your immediate household, unless an essential business. The state order says none great than 10 people. In this situation, for Wake County residents, they would have to abide by the more restrictive, which would be the county's order.
By and large, the two orders are extremely similar in the parts that deal with our industry. HBA staff is in the process of reviewing, side-by-side, both orders to ensure there are not significant difference.
Please click on the two links below to get copies of both official orders.
NC State Stay-At-Home Order
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina
Wake County Stay-At-Home Order
Wake County COVID-19 Information
The ability for our industry to continue to be considered "Essential" is hinged upon your/our dedication to ensuring that job-sites and support businesses are safe and that workers are following the latest guidance from the CDC about social distancing, hand washing, covering one's cough, etc.
Understand that the "essential" status our industry currently enjoys can be easily rescinded. Please operate your job-sites/businesses as if you are being recorded by someone hoping to catch contractors/suppliers not following the current CDC guidance. In today's world, videos can go viral at lightning speed and negatively portray our industry and potentially push authorities to rescind our "essential" status.
Please use these resources to ensure safety on the job-site:
Don't forget to check out the local government(s) below in which you do business to learn their latest operational protocol during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, all of these emails will be posted to the website at the following link: https://www.hbawake.com/local-issue
Please feel free to share and also please send me any and all experiences you've encountered so that I can help disseminate information or work through issues. Thank you and stay safe.
Update from Charles P. Gilliam, Wake County Register of Deeds
Executive Vice President/CEO
VP Governmental Affairs