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With the governor’s issuance of Executive Order 147, Phase 2 is extended through 5 p.m. on July 17. 

The Halifax County Board of Commissioners and county manager fully support the governor’s efforts and strongly urge citizens to follow the directives of the order, including wearing face coverings where appropriate as outlined in the order,” the county said in a statement this evening. “Growing evidence shows that cloth face coverings, when worn consistently, can decrease the spread of COVID-19, especially among people who are not yet showing symptoms of the virus.”

The county said, “Citizens are urged to practice the three Ws to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their friends.”

The county recommends the following:

Wear a cloth face covering.

Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact.

Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer.

In addition, County Manager Tony Brown will be requiring county employees to follow the governor’s directives while on duty until further notice. 

County buildings remain largely closed to the public except in certain circumstances where citizens may make appointments or call ahead to gain access for specific county business.