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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: A general view of BB&T Ballpark, home of the minor league baseball team, Charlotte Knights, on September 14, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Today was a busy day for Gov. Roy Cooper. He held a much anticipated press conference where he decided to go with a “Plan B” to the upcoming K-12 school year. Plan B basically means half capacity with a mix of remote & in-person learning. School districts can opt for full remote learning if they choose. You can read more about that here.

Another much anticipated question was, “What about Phase 3?”

Gov. Roy Cooper has decided that based on COVID-19 spikes and trends in North Carolina, North Carolina will stay in Phase 2 for at least 3 more weeks. The current executive order expires Friday. In Phase 2 bars/gyms/and other businesses remain closed. They were hoping for a July 17th reopen date but now their new possible reopen date is August 7.

After a video surfaced over the weekend of a local Charlotte bar/restaurant not following social distancing guidelines, talks of banning alcohol after a certain time came up. WSOC reporter Joe Bruno reported that he addressed this during the press conference and said that banning alcohol sales after 10pm in restaurants is a good idea for some communities. He says local governments should consider it if they feel they need it. Joe Bruno tweeted that based on his response to the question, it didn’t sound like that would be coming down statewide just yet.