Osceola County leaders will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m., at which time it’s expected they will announce a “Stay at Home” declaration for the county’s non-essential businesses and residents, effective Thursday.

As reported by News 13’s Stephanie Bechara, the order passed the county’s Executive Management board by a 6-2 vote, and will be in effect starting tomorrow and running through April 9.

Much like a similar declaration passed yesterday in Orange County, which will go in effect tomorrow night at 11 p.m., there are expected exceptions for those in essential work operations and to go to stores for groceries, medical purposes and other essentials.

The county already has a general curfew in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.