Stories tagged: "social distancing"

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
Gov. Roy Cooper: Help is on the Way. But First We Have to Dig Deep

As NC sets a new high in coronavirus cases, Gov. Roy Cooper says the state must redouble its efforts. Wear a mask and social distance.

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.

NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, here at a Thursday press conference on COVID-19, is among those being considered to join the Biden Administration. (Image via NC DPS)
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen Could Be Heading to the Biden Administration Soon

Mandy Cohen has been the face of NC's COVID-19 response. But she is on a short list of people that might head to Biden’s federal health agency.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper addresses coronavirus during a Nov. 5 media briefing. (Image via NC DPS)
‘Shaky Ground’: With COVID Numbers Rising, Cooper Urging Safety Over Thanksgiving

NC officials like Roy Cooper and Mandy Cohen are warning of a new peak in coronavirus cases in the state as Thanksgiving approaches.

In this July file, Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Mandy Cohen, secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, speaks. (Image via NC DPS)
With Coronavirus Numbers Stabilized, Cooper Orders NC Into Phase 3

Phase 3 coronavirus rules clear limited opening for bars and theaters, but Cooper says top priority for NC remains in-person schooling.

Gov. Roy Cooper says NC to partially ease some coronavirus restrictions Friday.
Gov. Cooper: NC Will Partially Ease Coronavirus Restrictions Friday

Citing stabilizing coronavirus numbers, Cooper easing some restrictions on gyms, museums, and playgrounds in NC.

The bell tower at UNC-Chapel Hill. NC's flagship university jettisoned in-person classes after several coronavirus hotspots popped up on campus this month. (Image via Shutterstock)
State Employees Head Demands UNC System ‘Step Up’ and Hold Reckless Students Accountable

After coronavirus forces UNC-Chapel Hill shutdown, head of state employee group says UNC System must ‘step up’ and hold students accountable.