NC Coronavirus Update Nov. 25: North Carolina Mask Mandate Begins Wednesday at 5 p.m.

RALEIGH, NC – Here are the latest updates on COVID-19, a new coronavirus disease in North Carolina.

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At 5 o’clock
Chet Mann, the mayor of Sanford, issued an emergency statement to confirm Governor Cooper’s executive provisions requiring the use of face shields in North Carolina and reducing the occupancy of most indoor activities.

Managers are given mandates 176 and 180 for public and indoor use of cover plates when non-household members are present. It reduces indoor mass assembly limits from 25 to 10 people.

The declaration for the City of Sanford will take effect on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until amended or revoked by Mayor Mann.

“This heightened state of emergency does not include additional regulations,” Mayor Mann said. “It’s an effort to strengthen existing standards, allowing the mayor to deploy staff as needed.”

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Wake County Public Health has confirmed the outbreak of COVID-19 in HeartFields, Cary, Cary, an assisted living and memory care facility located at 1050 Crescent Green in Cary.

This is the second epidemic confirmed at this location.

The North Carolina Department of Homeland Security has announced that prison management is uniting some of its operations to mitigate the North Carolina COVID-19 surge and its impact on the prison system.

As a result, the following measures were taken:
Operations were temporarily suspended on November 22 at the Randolph Correctional Facility in Asheboro, and staff temporarily moved to other prisons in the region.
Operations were temporarily suspended on November 20 at the Southern Correctional Facility with minimal custody, allowing staff there to better assist other parts of the Trojan prison.
Operations were temporarily suspended at the minimal detention unit at the Piedmont Correctional Facility in Salisbury on 25 November, so staff can assist in the prison complex’s medium-custody facility.

The perpetrators involved were transferred to other properly detained prison facilities.

“These prison consolidation measures were needed because COVID-19 broke out in state prisons among offenders and additional staff were needed in prisons handling viral epidemics,” the ministry said in a press release.

On Wednesday, 1,811 people in North Carolina achieved another record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Tuesday’s hospital care also set a new record.

247 new patients with a confirmed case of COVID-19 were hospitalized in the past 24 hours. 306 people were also hired with a suspected case.

69 percent of newly admitted patients are older than 60 years. 8 percent are younger than 39 years old.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 431 adults in ICUs across the state against COVID-19.

More than 4,000 new cases have also been reported in the state, which is only the third time since the pandemic began.

A total of 4,212 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

The percentage of positive tests is currently 7.3 percent.


The state’s latest mask mandate begins Wednesday at 5 p.m., requiring a mask in all indoor public places. The most notable variations include restaurants that require customers to wear a mask while sitting, and gym walkers must adhere to the mask during training.

There were fewer passengers than usual at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving.

The Centers for Disease Control advise you not to travel or attend large festive gatherings. While this may reduce seasonal travel, this is not generally observed. The Road Safety Office said Monday that it screened more than 2 million people over the weekend before Thanksgiving.

A free COVID-19 test will be offered Wednesday at the Smithfield Men’s Progressive Club on Old Goldsboro Road in Smithfield from 9 a.m. to noon. You do not need an appointment or symptoms to start the test.


The daily COVID-19 positive rate remained at 6%, according to a recent figure released by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday.

The state reported 3,100 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 35 deaths. Since the outbreak, COVID-19 has killed at least 5,074 people in North Carolina.

He reached a record number of people in North Carolina on Tuesday with the help of COVID-19 in a hospital – in 1724.

In the past 24 hours, 194 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 in state hospitals. 221 people were also hired with a suspected case.

69 percent of newly admitted patients were over 60 years of age.

11 a.m.
ABC News received the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force weekly briefing for governors on November 22nd. According to the report, North Carolina is in the red zone of cases, indicating 101 or more new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 39 being the highest rate in the country.
North Carolina is in the orange zone in terms of test positivity, indicating a ratio of 8.0% to 10.0%, the 36th highest rate in the country.

In North Carolina, the number of new cases has increased and test positivity has increased. In North Carolina, the number of cases increased in 97 counties
and an increase in test positivity in 66 counties; the increase in test positivity appears to be accelerating in most counties, most notably
more rural and less populous counties.

In the White County report, the following counties are in the red zone: Forsyth, Gaston, Cumberland, Catawba, Cabarrus, Onslow, Randolph, Davidson, Rowan, Robeson, Columbus, Nash.

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North Carolinaers are digesting the rules for the stricter face-covering mandate that goes into effect Wednesday. The state is trying to reverse the huge peak of COVID-19 cases as we enter the festive season.

According to the new guide, a mask must be worn when in public areas. In the gym, trainers now have to wear a mask while training. Restaurants should wear a mask except when eating or drinking. Previously, you only had to wear a mask if it was not possible to keep your distance from other legs.

“The actions we have taken will determine the fate of many,” Governor Roy Cooper said Monday. “Today’s implementing regulation further tightens this mandate, making it clear that everyone should wear a mask when they are with someone they do not live with.”

North Carolina is one of the states that is tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has tightened restrictions on casinos, restaurants and private rallies since Tuesday. Most California counties have curfews and Los Angeles County officials have banned personal meals for at least three weeks.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts warned Monday he could introduce stricter restrictions on social distance before Thanksgiving if hospital treatments continue to increase.

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