With over 24,000 cases in the state, many officials are assessing the effects of containment policies and are having to choose which metrics are best to determine the spread of COVID-19. Pan through this interactive timeline of North Carolina's COVID-19 outbreak and policy responses.
With competitive elections for nearly every office in the state on the ballot this fall, two counties on opposite sides of the state with differing population dynamics serve as examples of a greater statewide trend. Between the 2012 and 2016 elections, North Carolina counties' vote shift tracked with their median income and education level u2014 counties with higher income and education levels tended to shift towards the Democratic Party and counties experiencing more poverty shifted their vote towards the Republican Party.
The University, city and state have seen dramatic changes over the past month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From classes going remote and campus shutting down to North Carolina residents being directed to stay at home, coronavirus and the related restrictions impact nearly every aspect of people's daily lives. From the first case in North Carolina to a statewide stay-at-home order and everything in between, here's how COVID-19 has impacted UNC, Chapel Hill and North Carolina so far.
The first COVID-19 related death in North Carolina was reported in Cabarrus County on March 24, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
"We're hoping that landlords can be patient with businesses and wait for federal relief to come."
Four cases of COVID-19 — also known as coronavirus — have been identified in Orange County according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and a press release from the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) on Friday morning.
Restaurants and bars in North Carolina will no longer be allowed to offer dine-in service, Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press release on Tuesday.
There are 17,982 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as of 11:00 a.m. on May 16. North Carolina, Orange County, and many other localities have declared states of emergency in response to the outbreak. Of the reported cases, 269 are in Orange County. This interactive county map will be continually updated to show where coronavirus cases have been reported across the state.
Incumbent Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich received 31.12 percent of the vote, compared to her fellow incumbent Commissioner Mark Dorosin, who received 31.14 percent. However, county officials are still unsure how the state of emergency associated with the coronavirus will affect the recount procedure.
PruittHealth - Carolina Point is one of the long-term care facilities in Orange County that has been affected by COVID-19. It has seen 60 cases of COVID-19.
A recount completed on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 officially confirmed UNC senior Tai Huynh has taken incumbent Nancy Oates' seat in the race for Chapel Hill Town Council.