The City of Greensboro will not issue a stay-at-home order specific to the city when the Guilford County stay-at-home order expires at midnight, Thursday, April 16.
Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said that the city was considering writing a new order similar to the Guilford County order but specific to Greensboro, but the city didn’t have time to do it.
Vaughan said, “The county didn’t tell us until 11:40 that they weren’t going to extend the order and we were hopeful that they would.”
She said that a few hours notice was not enough time to prepare a new order specific to Greensboro even though in her opinion it was needed.
She said, “We were hopeful that given the advice of the county health director and the advice of Cone Health that they would have extended the order with a few modifications.”
Vaughan noted that having the county order expire meant that Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order would be in effect, but it was not as stringent as the Guilford County order that was announced at joint press conference on Wednesday, March 25, held by Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Jeff Phillips, High Point Mayor Jay Wagoner and Vaughan and went into effect on Friday, March 27.
Vaughan said that the state stay-at-home order allows businesses to open as long as they maintain the social distancing requirements. She said, “This is going to open up a whole bunch of retail.”
She said, “We’re telling people to stay at home, but we’re opening up Friendly Center? I think it sends a mixed message when we are telling people to stay at home but we are allowing all these retail stores to open.”
Vaughan said that a good indication of exactly where the healthcare community stood on the issue was the fact that Cone Health had gone to the considerable expense to open the recently closed Women’s Hospital and equipped it for COVID-19 patients.
I wonder how Nancy Vaughn comes to the conclusion that Friendly Center can reopen. She was attributed as saying that the State’s stay-at-home order allows businesses to open as long as they maintain the social distancing requirements. My reading of Governor Cooper’s order lists “essential” businesses that are allowed to stay open. Most of the stores located at Friendly Center are not considered essential. Could you follow up on that?
There is a loop hole in the governor’s order big enough to drive a big box store through. It states that businesses that follow the social distancing requirements can stay open. It’s Sec. 2.1.
YES INDEED…A WHOLE 18 WHEELER FULL OF TISSUE
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Key word – “Congress”
None of these orders were made by Congress
Nancy Vaughn is a pawn!
Someone please tell me this is a joke ,right ? The entire State of NC is under a STAY AT HOME ORDER by the Governor .
But the city officials are overriding that order by telling businesses to go ahead and open as long as you keep the 6 foot rule ?
I’m sorry don’t these officials communicate with each other And what does she mean NOT ENOUGH TIME to write an order .
LADY you are the MAYOR ,get on television and say what you have to say write the order and add it wherever as you go .People are going to think it’s ok and more will die !
What is wrong with our system, who is in charge here ! WOW !
Yes there are going to be a cluster of sicknesses in Greensboro.
I totally agree with you. These instruction are very vague and therefore confusing. We need some strong guidelines!
I am going to enjoy watching the politicians who helped to destroy the local economy try to do budgets that work with the much lower revenue their own orders brought about. I hope the federal government doesn’t print billions more to bail state and local government units out for their own ill-conceived actions
I am saddened to say this, but the death peak that they THOUGHT was to happen recently, was not then. It’s going to be now that they are opening businesses back up. All I can say is, “God, Help us.”
Maybe she doesn’t think very well on her feet, after all she does have to please all the women on the City Council. We really do need some white men on the Council too!!! DESPERATELY!!!
If people think it’s ok to go out and do whatever in crowded invites they are sadly mistaken. This virus is not gone it’s resting sure to social l distancing. Once everyone is active again it’s going to be round two. It’s not safe. This virus is deadly and people are not talking it serious.
We should not open any non essential businesses. Greed is taking over common sense, once again. Trump has planted seeds of discontent in his ignorant followers making them think that a stay at home policy goes against constitutional rights. He wants a reason to say that the people want to open businesses, so he will. They are being used by the rich, because they are losing money. They don’t care how many die, just want money. Keep things closed, mayor please, our lives depend on it.
Anyone notice mayor Vaughn resembles MI governor Whitmer?
we the people can’t even talk to roy cooper who works for us but that nothing new this man needs to step down you never see him unless there is a bow to cut or emergency and he is asking for money other than that he is hiding . I say Dan Forest come november you will have a new job.
we need to open up our city now this is enough people want to go back to work we have bills to pay. We can not depend on the government we need to get back to our life now.