Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Thursday, April 23, 2020
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a decision on schools will come Friday, April 24th in a press conference.
Multiple other states have already announced schools will not return for the rest of the school year, including West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Washington and Oregon.
Teachers, students and parents are learning how to continue the eLearning process from home as new topics and finals are brought up.
School boards and superintendents are also determining how students will be graded, and if there will be 'Pass' or 'Fail' options instead.
Cooper's initial order, which went into effect March 30, was set to expire on April 29. The new order will expire on May 8.
"I will not risk the health of our people or our hospitals and easing these restrictions now would do that," Cooper said.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Mecklenburg County issues ‘stay at home’ proclamation as COVID-19 cases climb to 142
“COVID-19 does not recognize boundaries. We must be vigilant,” county officials said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation Tuesday in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Mecklenburg County is reporting 142 positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of noon Tuesday.
County officials say the stay at home proclamation will take effect at 8 a.m. Thursday and will run through April 16. The proclamation will allow residents to go to the grocery store, go to restaurants for takeout, and go outside to “be in nature for exercise," among several other things.
Under the proclamation, residents will also be able to pick up medication, visit a healthcare facility, support a friend or family member, help someone get necessary supplies, walk pets, and seek veterinary care.