Coronavirus


Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory mask rule this week. (Image via NC DPS)
Gov. Roy Cooper on COVID-19 Surge: “We Are in Danger.”

Gov. Roy Cooper moved Monday to close loopholes in the state’s mask mandate and require masks in indoor settings, as well as outdoors when with non-household members.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

Spend this Thanksgiving at home.
Commentary: Staying Home Is What the Spirit of Thanksgiving Is About in 2020

NC teacher Kim Mackey talks about why Thanksgiving’s historical start means we all need to have smaller celebrations during this pandemic.

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Don’t Listen to Scott Atlas: America’s Senior Citizens Don’t Have to Die for Thanksgiving

Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of President Trump's coronavirus task force, has angered public health medical experts with his cavalier attitude toward death as the US sets new records for cases and hospitalizations nearly every single day.

Gov. Roy Cooper urged local governments in some communities to consider new coronavirus restrictions as the virus spreads. (Image via NC DPS)
With NC Setting Dangerous COVID Highs, Cooper Says Local Governments Must Act

NC officials tout new county alert system that pinpoints counties in need of local coronavirus restrictions.

Jamie Lau, center, speaks in a vigil calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to act on pardon and clemency requests with two of his clients released from prison after serving long sentences next to him, Calrutha Johnson  and Ronnie Long. Kristie Puckett-Willliams of the ACLU of NC is on the right. (Image courtesy of Melissa Boughton)
NC’s Prison Population Forgotten in Fight Against COVID-19, Advocates Say

A coalition of criminal justice groups are holding a 58-day vigil to pressure Gov. Roy Cooper to do more to protect the 30,000 North Carolinians in prison from COVID-19.

Some NC school districts are returning to classrooms with coronavirus still booming. (Image via Shutterstock)
What’s It Like Being Back in a Classroom With COVID Booming? Scary, NC Parents Say.

With NC setting new highs in coronavirus infections, some schools in the state are testing out in-person classrooms.