Governor Cooper Urging Indoor Masks and Requiring Vaccines For All State Employees


During a press conference yesterday, the Governor of North Carolina urged all citizens to get a COVID-19 vaccine and wear face masks indoors following the CDC’s new guidance that recommends everyone within counties rated as ‘high’ for community transmission wear coverings indoors, even if they have been vaccinated.

Governor Cooper also announced a new executive order that requires state employees to get vaccinated before returning to work if they have not already done so.

The Governor’s new executive order specifically states:

“The undersigned has also determined that workers at Cabinet agencies must either be vaccinated or be regularly tested to ensure that they are not spreading COVID-19 to their fellow employees and members of the public. Section 4 of this Executive Order requires the Office of State Human Resources and all Cabinet agencies to implement these measures. The undersigned also has determined that Face Coverings should be required for unvaccinated workers at Cabinet agencies in many situations. Non-Cabinet agencies, state universities, and state commissions, local governments and school systems, and private businesses and organizations are strongly encouraged, at a minimum, to enact the same measures.”

You can read the full executive order here.

You can watch the full press conference here:

What do you think about the new measures?

What else do you think should be done to slow the spread?