North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that schools will open for both in-person and remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cooper says the announcement is “a measured approach that will allow children to attend but provide important safety protocols like fewer children in the classroom, social distancing, face coverings, cleaning and more.”
Today, we announce that North Carolina schools will open for both in-person and remote learning with key safety precautions to protect the health of our students, teachers, staff and families. This is the Plan B that we asked schools to prepare.
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) July 14, 2020
North Carolina’s Phase Two of reopening will continue beyond its original expiration date of Friday.
Phase Two will continue for another three weeks.
“Our virus trends are not spiking like some other states. We have hospital capacity and our percent positive is still high but it’s steady. However, our numbers are still troubling and they could jump higher in the blink of an eye,” Cooper said.