News Flash

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governor Declares Schools Closed, Public Gatherings Banned

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to COVID-19. The Executive Order also bans gatherings of more than 100 people. North Carolina currently has 23 people in 12 counties who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

The Executive Order directs all public schools to close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 for at least two weeks. The two-week period allows time for North Carolina to further understand the impact of COVID-19 across the state and develop a plan for continued learning for students should a longer closure be needed. Governor Cooper made the decision in consultation with State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, and North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen.

Governor Cooper has appointed an Education and Nutrition Working Group to develop a plan to ensure that children and families are supported while schools are closed. The working group will focus on issues including nutrition, health, childcare access for critical health care and other front-line workers and learning support for children at home.

The Working Group will be co- chaired by Susan Gale Perry, Chief Deputy Secretary of NC DHHS and David Stegall, Ed.D, Deputy State Superintendent of Innovation at DPI, and will have representatives from DPI, NC DHHS, the State Board of Education, as well as other education, nutrition and early childhood representatives.

3/14/20

EO117 - COVID-19 Prohibiting Mass Gathering and K12 School Closure_Page_1

EO117 - COVID-19 Prohibiting Mass Gathering and K12 School Closure_Page_2

EO117 - COVID-19 Prohibiting Mass Gathering and K12 School Closure_Page_3

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

12-28-21 COVID cases this week: 113

Posted on: December 28, 2021

12-21-21 COVID cases this week: 120

Posted on: December 21, 2021

12-14-21 COVID cases up 156 this week

Posted on: December 14, 2021

11-23-21 New COVID Cases this week: 92

Posted on: November 23, 2021

11-16-21 New COVID Cases this week: 100

Posted on: November 16, 2021

11-2-21 New COVID Cases this week: 87

Posted on: November 2, 2021

10-26-21 New COVID Cases this week: 96

Posted on: October 26, 2021

10-19-21 New COVID Cases this week: 148

Posted on: October 19, 2021

10-12-21 New COVID Cases this week: 176

Posted on: October 12, 2021

9-21-21 321 new COVID cases this week

Posted on: September 21, 2021

2-26-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

Posted on: February 26, 2021

2-19-21 Vaccine Rollout Update

Posted on: February 19, 2021

2-12-21 Weekly COVID-19 vaccination update

Posted on: February 12, 2021

Slow the spread guidance

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mitigation Guidance 3/12/20

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Proclamation of Emergency

Posted on: March 15, 2020