North Carolina is currently on stay-at-home executive orders until April 30th. While the future months are unclear, some people are calling for a quicker reopening of the North Carolina economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Protesters say they’ll rally near the governor’s mansion every Tuesday as needed. Gov. Cooper has spoken out about the protests saying outdoor protests are allowed, and they can do so as long as they practice appropriate social distancing measures. ReOpen NC’s attorney said members plan to exercise social distancing at the protest which starts at 11 am today. One of the things protesters are demanding is that Gov. Roy Cooper not extend the stay-at-home order into May. This means North Carolina’s economy would be back up and running in less than two weeks, amid the spread of the coronavirus all around the Carolinas.
ReOpenNC argues that the economic cost to the state outweighs the public health threat of the coronavirus. Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to address the media today (Tuesday). Last week when he addressed the media he says the state needs more help from the federal government, which includes needing more supplies to test more people.