The Governor of North Carolina has just vetoed House Bill 594, which would immediately “AUTHORIZE INDOOR OR OUTDOOR EXERCISE AND FITNESS FACILITIES, GYMS, HEALTH CLUBS, AND FITNESS CENTERS TO RESUME OPERATIONS” across the state of North Carolina.
After vetoing the bill, Governor Cooper released the following statement about the reason for the decision:
“Tying the hands of public health officials in times of pandemic is dangerous, especially when case counts and hospitalizations are rising. State and local officials must be able to take swift action during the COVID-19 emergency to prevent a surge of patients from overwhelming hospitals and endangering the lives of North Carolinians. The bill could restrict leaders who need to respond quickly to outbreaks and protect public health and safety.”
Gov. Cooper’s statement on vetoing House Bill 594: pic.twitter.com/bjIn9tVuax
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) June 19, 2020
What do you think about his decision?