Thursday, April 23, 2020

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.

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