Governor Roy Cooper

Cold Mtn in the Fall
By Vicki Dameron

Staff Writer at The Smoky Mountain News Cory Vaillancourt shared details about his recent stories regarding Haywood County and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's first phase of reopening the state and some of its businesses while dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Vaillancourt spoke with leaders and business owners in the towns of Canton, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville, NC. Check out this More to the Story conversation from May 13, 2020.

  From Raleigh, NC - By Ford Porter:

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Monday, April 20, that North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. 

Governor Roy Cooper took action to the address the spread of COVID-19 by issuing stronger social distancing requirements and speeding up the process to get benefits to people out of work through Executive Order No. 131 - signed on April 9, 2020. 

From NC.gov:

Governor Roy Cooper has announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. The Executive Order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services. The Order went into effect on March 31, 2020. It will remain in effect for sixty days or until adjusted by a superseding Executive Order. An Executive Order rescinding the State of Emergency in North Carolina will rescind this Executive Order.

For Covid-19 updates, including stats on case counts in North Carolina, contact information for Health Departments in all NC Counties, information about child care, how to help, college, school and business information, unemployment information, managing health, providers, information about the virus, FAQs, and much more. Stay safe. Stay home.

Link to the State of North Carolina's Coronavirus Disease - Covid-19 Response in NC.

March 27, 2020 - Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes effect on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM and reduces the size of gatherings to 10 people. The Order provides for essential businesses to continue to operate while prioritizing social distancing measures. The Order has the force of law and will be enforced in all 100 counties statewide.

WFAE Public Radio Charlotte and its Health Reporter- Claire Donnelly reported the latest news concerning the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic as of March 18, 2020 when she joined WNCW on this segment of More to the Story.  Donnelly talked about Governor Roy Cooper's recent mandates put in place across the state as to protect citizens, while also giving some insight on how the virus has effected Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.