Like many other states, North Carolina is under a stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Gov. Roy Cooper’s order took effect March 30 and will remain in effect through at least April 29, as state officials look to slow the spread of the disease. Gov. Cooper’s statewide order comes after a number of North Carolina counties and cities – including the state’s biggest metro areas – enacted local stay-at-home orders.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney and former United States Attorney Ripley Rand has prepared a new webinar on North Carolina’s emergency management programming, isolation and quarantine authority, and other government operations during a pandemic. The webinar is offered by the North Carolina Bar Association and is available for free and on demand to all legal professionals.

During the webinar, Rand discusses the layers of state and local orders, the potential penalties for violating these orders, and what role the federal government plays during state and local quarantine/stay-at-home operations.

Click here to register or for more information on the “North Carolina Operations During a Pandemic – Emergency Management and Public Health” webinar.

Also, click here to read Womble Bond Dickinson’s client alert on “Shelter In Place Orders: Are You an ‘Essential Business’”?

Ripley Rand is a partner in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Womble Bond Dickinson. Before joining the firm, Rand served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, a North Carolina state court judge, and a North Carolina Assistant District Attorney. Rand advises and represents businesses and people dealing with governmental investigations, business disputes, regulatory matters, and corporate compliance issues.