NC Governor Roy Cooper Phase 2
Phase 2, moreover, also precludes movie theaters, bowling alleys, and other indoor entertainment
venues like museums from opening. Playgrounds will also stay closed.
Other key takeaways from the Governor's news conference and Executive Order include
new guidance on crowds: indoors, up to 10 people, while outdoor gatherings can reach 25.
Cooper, having faced lawsuits and the ire of some religious leaders, left out protocols for churches.
For the first time, in fact, the Governor in essence gave an unofficial green light to congregations
to proceed at their own peril. Though officials continue to dissuade large indoor
gatherings of people sitting for extended periods of time in close proximity,
religious gatherings are now exempt from any requirements.
The Governor, flanked by emergency officials and Secretary of Health & Human Services
Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, also warned that Phase 2 can be modified at any time
over the next several weeks depending on data trends.
The Executive Order will last five weeks, expiring on June 26, which could mean
Phase 3 could be underway in time for the July 4th holiday.
Thank you, In Solidarity
UAW Local 5286 President