Stories tagged: "face masks"

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's threat to sue Roy Cooper over coronavirus restrictions is a ploy for attention, the Observer editorial board writes. (AP Photo/Gary Robertson)
Editorial: Dan Forest’s Threat to Sue Roy Cooper A Ploy For Attention

A new editorial from the Observer papers says Dan Forest’s threat to sue Roy Cooper over social distancing orders is just a bid for attention.

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States That Don’t Require Face Masks Saw Coronavirus Cases Surge by 84% in 2 Weeks

Meanwhile, 11 states that do mandate face coverings while in public reported new coronavirus cases fell by 25% over that same time period.

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Some NC Sheriffs Are Refusing To Enforce Gov. Cooper’s Mask Order

Coronavirus continues to spread in NC. But a growing number of local sheriffs say the governor’s order is unconstitutional.

Gov. Cooper's administration is expected to announce his decision Thursday on a mandatory mask rule, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said.
While Gov. Cooper Mulls Mask Order, Some NC Local Governments Aren’t Waiting

While Roy Cooper mulls a statewide mask order, Raleigh, Durham, Orange County, Boone and now Greensboro impose their own emergency mask rules.

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We Asked Health Experts About the ‘Wear Your Mask: The Urine Test’ Meme

The meme compares wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic to wearing pants in the presence of a person uncontrollably urinating everywhere.

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Should I Wear A Mask? Can I Leave My Home? We Answer Your Quarantine Questions.

The federal government’s lack of a cohesive response has forced states to adopt their own rules and create a patchwork system of “stay-at-home” orders and other public health measures.