Greenville orders shelter in place

Published 3:24 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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The City of Greenville is ordering all residents to stay home to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, according to a story posted on

The order goes into effect at 5 pm on Thursday (March 26) and remains until April 10 unless otherwise noted.

The “stop the spread” order means residents can still go to the grocery store or pharmacy, help people in need, visit the doctor, go to the restaurant for takeout, deliver, or drive-thru, walk pets, take them to the vet, take a walk, bike or jog as long as you maintain six feet from anyone else.

Greenville officials say that employees should not go to work unless they provide essential services. Visit for a list of businesses that are deemed to provide essential services and other important information.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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