Elementary schools in North Carolina are now able to reopen at full capacity, Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a Thursday briefing.
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North Carolina will be moving into phase 2.5 of the state's "safer-at-home" order Friday at 5 p.m.
The Chapel Hill Police Department issued four Class 2 misdemeanors to UNC students for violating Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order.
The University's decision to switch to remote instruction for all undergraduate classes came after several weeks of Orange County officials and town councils expressing concern over the return of students to the area.
Orange County Health Department Director Quintana Stewart sent a letter to UNC officials on July 29 recommending the University limit on-campus housing and implement online-only instruction for the first five weeks of the semester as a minimum. The letter was released to the public Wednesday, sparking outrage among faculty and community leaders. Shutting down campus, however, "is not a realistic option," Stewart said.
Gov. Roy Cooper extended Phase 2 of North Carolina's COVID-19 restrictions until Sept. 11, he announced in a Wednesday news briefing.
Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina in a Friday news briefing as Hurricane Isaias is set to approach the state.
Students, parents and teachers in local school districts are trying to adjust as schools transition online due to COVID-19. Caroline Spencer, whose son is a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, said her son has been assigned grades in his classes based on his work from before school shut down, and his classes have been canceled. “He's pretty much done,” she said. “He’s been accepted to college and he probably won't have a prom or graduation, and he's right now just focused on hoping that he gets to start school in the fall.”
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