What you can and can't do during the stay-at-home order
Local police departments will start issuing citations to people ignoring the statewide order to stay home during the virus pandemic. Here are some answers to questions about the stay-at-home order, including "when can I leave?"
TICKETED OR CITED IN SOME WAY? WRAL'S KASEY CUNNINGHAM IS LIVE THIS MORNING WITH SOME OF THE ANSWERS FOR US. >> Reporter: FOR THE MOST PART YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO STAY AT HOME AND YOU ARE ABLE TO GET IN THE CAR AND GO OUT AND GET GROCERY BUT POLICE SAY THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE STOPPING PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST DRIVING AROUND. THEY WILL RESPOND TO BLATANT DISRUPTIONS BUT JUST NOT STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE DRIVING IN THE CAR AND MOST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WE CHECKED WITH ARE DOING THIS SAME THING. SO JOHNSTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THEY'LL BE FOLLOWING RPD'S APPROACH. THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL AND WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE ALSO NOT STOPPING PEOPLE TO ENFORCE THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. DURHAM POLICE SAY A PERSON BEING OUT OF THE HOUSE DOES NOT CREATE REASONABLE SUSPICION TO STOP THEM AND NO AGENCIED WE CHECKED IN WITH WILL BE ASKING YOU FOR PAPERWORK TO PROVE YOU ARE ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL. THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN FUQUAY-VARINA. IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT. A DIFFERENT APPROACH. THEY RELEASED SOME INFORMATION OVERNIGHT SAYING THEY'LL START WITH EDUCATION BUT THEY'LL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS. THEY ARE ALSO SAYING YOU CANNOT HAVE BLOCK PARTIES OR HAVE BIG GATHERINGS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. SO LOT OF PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE RESPONDING TO THIS THIS MORNING AS THIS IS THE FIRST DAY IN THE STATE THAT WE'RE IN THIS STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. AND A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE HOPING THAT POLICE ACTUALLY ENFORCE THIS ORDER AND ESPECIALLY SOCIAL DISTANCING. THEY'RE REALLY HOPING PEOPLE STAY AT LEAST SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER. WE'LL CHECK BACK IN AT 7:30 ON FOX 50.