Gov. Cooper says five more weeks in Phase 2 for NC

Bars and gyms will stay closed at least until September 11

WSJSCREENSHOT | JAY LAMM

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Gov. Roy Cooper said North Carolina will stay in Phase 2 for at least five more weeks.

Staying in Phase 2 means bars, gyms, bars and large venues will remain closed until at least September 11.

Cooper said Wednesday afternoon during a press briefing that trends are not showing enough progress in combating the virus for the state to move into Phase 3.

“Experts believe our mandatory mask order stabilized our numbers. Just last week, we added a curfew on alcohol sales to keep restaurants from turning into bars, which are high transmission areas. Our success at returning thousands of students, teachers and staff safely to the classroom this month depends on us doing what works,” said Cooper. 

Bars, nightclubs, gyms and other indoor fitness facilities have been closed since March 30, when Cooper issued an executive order limiting the use of these businesses.

Cooper chose to stay in Phase 2 for five more weeks on the recommendation of the Department of Health and Humans Services.

“We want to make sure we can go back to school safely, so we felt five more weeks in Phase 2 was a better plan than two weeks,” said Cooper.

(Visited 436 times, 1 visits today)
Latest Posts

WFFD to host 9/11 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Fire Department is partnering with The Freedom Flag Foundation to host a 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. The occasion will take place at Fire Station #1, 420 Elm Ave. Open to the public, the ceremony will include the raising of the Freedom Flag, a display of steel […]

0 comments

Post 187 sponsors Sea Scout ship

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest American Legion Post 187 Executive Committee approved the Post sponsoring a “Sea Scout” Ship.  Sea Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and are in the eighth grade) through 20. Along with Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing, Sea Scouts provides a […]

0 comments

Scout Troop takes sponsor’s number

From WSJ Staff Reports Scout Troop 517 has officially become Troop 187, taking the number of its longtime sponsor Wake Forest American Legion Post 187. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today) 40 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share via: 0 Shares Facebook Twitter Email Copy Link Print More

0 comments

Aug. 25: Traffic Alert – South Brooks Street

Raleigh Water will close the portion of South Brooks Street from Wait Avenue to East Roosevelt Avenue Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow crews to install a water valve. Water and sewer service in the area will not be affected. A detour will be in place directing motorists around the […]

0 comments

Wake Forest Power customers electric rate to increase

From WSJ Staff Reports Wake Forest Power residential customers will see a slight increase in their electric rates when a new rate schedule takes effect September 1. It is Wake Forest Power’s first rate adjustment since a rate decrease in September 2016. Projected to cost the average customer approximately $5 a month, this year’s four percent rate […]

0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.