NC Governor extends COVID-19 executive order to July 30

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Governor Cooper announced today that he signed an executive order to extend a variety of measures currently in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 30.

“We are seeing tremendous improvement with fewer cases, hospitalizations, deaths and safety restrictions, but this is no time to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in our fight against the pandemic,” said Gov. Cooper. “We are laser-focused on getting more shots in arms, boosting our economy and protecting unvaccinated people from the virus and this executive order is essential for those efforts.”

The State of Emergency remains in North Carolina with state eviction prohibitions, mask mandates and unemployment insurance flexibility remaining in place as well. 

In addition, the State of Emergency offers flexibility for the NC Department of Health and Human Services to increase the number of people authorized to administer vaccines and COVID-19 tests.

Gov. Cooper and state health officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and develop a plan to further lift restrictions accordingly. Read the full executive order here.

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