The State of North Carolina is now experiencing one of the biggest surges of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the country during Phase 2 of our reopening plan, causing state health leaders to suggest a possible second shutdown.
In an interview with NPR, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said; “If we need to go back to stay-at-home, we will. I hope we don’t have to. I think there are things we can do before we have to get there, but yes, we are concerned.”
Our state was one of the first in the nation to reopen when we entered Phase 1 on May 8th, and since then, case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths have all continued to rise.
We currently have 39,481 cases, 1,064 deaths, and 812 people in the hospital from COVID-19:
What do you think about the idea of a second shutdown?