Coronavirus Extends School and Business Closures

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared Monday, March 23rd that by Wednesday, March 25th at 5pm certain businesses not included in Gov. Cooper’s previous order, will now be included and mandatorily closed statewide. This order for North Carolina has been extended and now includes gyms, health clubs, movie theaters, sweepstake parlors, hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, and massage parlors.

“Grocery stores will remain open, as will restaurants providing takeout and delivery,” stated Gov. Cooper.

On Monday, March 23rd, Gov. Cooper signed an executive order that bans groups of more than 50 people meeting at one time, this is a protective measure taken to stop the spreading of germs and ultimately the COVID-19 virus.

K – 12th grade schools across North Carolina will be closed through May 15th, 2020 as a step to slow the spread of the virus. Their goal is provide a remote learning center through online learning options, in order to protect students from the spread of the virus. Gov. Cooper hopes that this will help flatten the curve and the spike in cases that could jeopardize the availability of medical resources.