On March 23, 2020 Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am at the request of Atrium Health and Novant Health, the two largest healthcare systems in the area in an attempt to combat the rapid up-swing of cases in the county without overwhelming critical services. The proclamation is permitted under the North Carolina General Assembly Article 1A of Chapter 166A entitled “North Carolina Emergency Management Act…