Stories tagged: "masks"


House Speaker Tim Moore in a 2020 press conference with Gov. Roy Cooper.
A Day After Calling Masks ‘Useless’ (They’re Not), NC House Speaker Tim Moore Promises Anti-Masking Legislation

Omicron cases are falling, but North Carolina is still reporting more than 10,000 cases a day and dozens of deaths.

A vaccination clinic in Wake County this week (Pool photo by Robert Willett/News & Observer)
Masks Can Come Off in Most Places in NC, Gov. Cooper Announces

Gov. Roy Cooper rolled back many of the pandemic restrictions, while calling on unvaccinated people to wear masks until they get their shots.

Bartender Alex Wright sanitizes a table before opening Barbès, a popular neighborhood music venue and bar converted to a bottle shop and mostly-outdoor bar during the the coronavirus pandemic in New York in December. (Image via AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Great Work, NC: Cooper Is Lifting A Bunch of COVID-19 Restrictions

More people will be allowed in NC museums, sports venues, restaurants and more with Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

Kevin Rivera, barber at Midwood Barbers in Charlotte, cuts hair in late May while wearing a mask. Masks are required in personal care businesses like salons, but NC is considering a mandatory mask rule in all public spaces. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Duke Study Author: Masks Aren’t Going Anywhere, With or Without a Vaccine

Researcher's study delved into effectiveness of various face masks, found novel coronavirus too unpredictable to say when masks won’t be necessary.