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Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point have issues a joint "stay at home" order

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Guilford County Commissioners issued a "stay at home" order on Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone who lives in Guilford County must stay in their homes except to leave to provide or receive essential services.

The order goes into effect on Friday at 5 p.m. and remains in effect until April 16.

All non-essential businesses and government agencies must cease operations.

People will still be allowed to leave their homes to get food, gas, medication and receive medical care and other essentials.

Parks and greenways will remain open.

Similar orders have already been issued by Mecklenburg County and the City of Durham, as well as in other states.

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news conference that more restrictions for the state as a whole will be released soon.

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