Today, in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 121, a “Stay-At-Home Order.” NCSEA is continuing to review the full Order but has identified guidance that our members may find important below.

Under EO 121, North Carolina citizens are required to remain at home except for critical activities and services. The Governor’s Office used the Department of Homeland Security’s guidance to define which activities and services are considered critical.[i] Under this guidance, electrical generation, construction, and operations are exempted and are permitted to continue while North Carolina is under the Stay-At-Home order. We recommend that our members review the full Order here, as there may be additional information included that is important to your business.

The NCSEA team is here for our members during this uncertain time, and we invite members to join us for a call on Tuesday March 31 from 9:00-10:00 am ET. During this meeting, the NCSEA team will review with our members EO 121 and the exempted activities and services. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and dialogue with their peers regarding EO 121, COVID-19, and the impact on businesses.

If you would like to join the meeting, please e-mail Matt Abele at mattabele@energync.org.


[i] The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (“CISA”) guidance defines the electricity industry as Essential Critical Infrastructure, including “Workers who maintain, ensure, or restore, or are involved in the development, transportation, fuel procurement, expansion, or operation of the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power[.]”).

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