RALEIGH–Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will hold a media briefing today at 2 p.m. at
which Cooper will announce a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders.
The executive order will also include an expansion of unemployment insurance to help North Carolina workers affected by COVID-19.
The order is expected to be effective by 5 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 17).
More information about the order and other updates on North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 will be available at today’s media briefing. To view the briefing, live stream here: https://www.ncdps.gov/storm-update.