March 23, 2020
Governor Cooper just announced his second executive order on NC schools requiring them to stay closed till May 15, 2020.
March 14, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper of NC issued an emergency executive order to close all 100 county public schools effective March 16, 2020. This order is in effect for 2 weeks, at which point the Governor and local task force team members will access the emergency response to the novel coronavirus.
Additionally, in order to avert a statewide disaster, the Governor also legally banned all public gatherings of 100 people or more.
This measure was likely taken due to coronavirus now being community acquired rather than only travel related.