Thursday, April 23, 2020

NC Governor's School Year Decision Coming Tomorrow

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.

Stay at Home Order Extended until May 8th

North Carolina's Stay-at-Home order will be extended by eight days, Gov. Roy Cooper announced during a news conference on Thursday.

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.

Cooper said his plans to reopen the state will echo the White House's recommendations with a three-phase process. During each phase, officials will be monitoring the number of positive cases and any noticeable spike in cases, the percentage of positive tests and the number of overall hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

"I will not risk the health of our people or our hospitals and easing these restrictions now would do that," Cooper said.