March 23, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper signed a second executive order on NC public schools requiring them to stay closed till May 15 2020, and possibly beyond that, as the Coronavirus continues to sweep the state.
It is likely that Governor Cooper made the decision to keep schools closed till May 15 as a result of cases of Coronavirus found to be community acquired rather than travel acquired. As of March 23, 2020 at 2:15 p.m, there are 311 confirmed cases in the state, with 5 in Carteret County NC. One of those 5 cases is community acquired.