North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has just announced that our state will remain in Phase 2 of the shutdown for at least another 5 weeks amid a continued COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Other states that lifted restrictions quickly have had to go backward as their hospital capacity ran dangerously low and their cases jumped higher. We will not make that mistake in North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “In keeping with our dimmer switch approach with schools opening, and in order to push for decreasing numbers which will keep people healthier and boost our economy, North Carolina will remain paused in Safer At Home Phase 2 for 5 weeks.”
You can watch the entire press briefing here:
Although cases and deaths have been on the decline in our state, hospitalizations have continued to climb.
You can read the entire Phase 2 order here.
What do you think about the decision?