Coronavirus Information Report

Yup, I have a feeling this has to deal with opening up some public places over this past weekend. 

Well, the latest update about COVID-19 for North Carolina isn’t so pleasant. As of today (5/6) there have been 25 more deaths According to the Department of Health and Human Services the death toll is now at 477 in North Carolina. All of those deaths have happened in six weeks and now in Noth Carolina, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases is now at 12,758. That is an increase of 502 cases since Tuesday (5/5).

North Carolina will enter Phase 1 of the reopening process this week as some restrictions will let up. It’s part of a three-part plan to restart the economy; the stay-at-home order will remain in place during the first phase, and North Carolinians still may not gather in groups of 10 or more people. The state will enter Phase 1 on Friday (5/8) at 5 p.m.

Phase 1 means retail businesses can open at 50 percent capacity with social distancing practices in place. Restaurants will continue take-out and to-go orders only per Phase 1. Gyms, salons, bars, and theaters will continue to remain closed. State parks and trails are permitted to reopen. It was previously advised that customers only leave home for essential purposes like buying food and medicine. In Phase 1, leaving home for other commercial activity is now permitted.

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