Democratic Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper issued new corona virus restrictions this week and required residents to mask themselves at home and in their cars when they are with guests.
“The order tightens up the existing nationwide mask requirement – making it clear that everyone has to wear a mask when they are with someone who is not from the same household,” Cooper said in a statement.
The new implementing regulation amends an earlier ordinance that requires the use of face masks indoors, “if anyone else in the field … is not a member of the same household.” The number of indoor gatherings can be 10 and the number of outdoor gatherings can be 50.
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The order also requires a mask in gyms, schools and vehicles, both in the public and private sectors, even if you keep a distance of at least 6 feet. Large retail stores must set up workers at their entrances to comply with mask policies and residence restrictions.
“I have a strong warning to North Carolina today: we are in danger,” Cooper said in a statement. “This is a pivotal moment in the fight against the coronavirus. Our actions now determine the fate of many.”
The new restrictions will come when North Carolina also sees a peak in coronavirus cases and related hospital care last week, according to state health officials.
The NYPD, the sheriffs of New York, will not carry out the gathering order.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, sixty-two of the state’s 100 counties have “significant” and “critical” communities.
“The coming weeks will be a real test of our determination to do everything we can to keep people from getting sick, saving lives and making sure that if they need hospital care, be it a heart attack, a car accident or COVID-19, you can get it, ”said Dr. Mandy K. Cohen, the state’s health secretary.
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The new rules will remain in force until at least December 11th.
According to the governor’s office, more than 339,000 North Carolina people were infected with the coronavirus and more than 5,000 died.