November 17, 2020
NC Governor Roy Cooper announced today the state is actively monitoring counties which currently have serious spreading of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As of today, there are ten counties in the state being monitored.
The governor added that if local leaders do not get ahold of this problem, the state will consider levying fines and major restrictions on businesses and residents who do not comply with mask mandates, mass gathering, and other measures to contain the spread.
The ten counties are Alexander, Avery, Columbus, Davie, Gaston, Hoke, Mitchell, Sampson, Wilkes and Wilson. To qualify for being in the critical alert red zone, a county must have 200 cases per day out of 100,000 people with 10% of those coming back positive for the virus. Additionally, a shortage of hospital beds because of these cases must be taken in to account.Read more