North Carolina to close restaurants and bars for dine-in customers, takeout and delivery operations to continue

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding a media briefing today, March 16 at 2 p.m., during which Governor Cooper will announce a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders.

The executive order will also include an expansion of unemployment insurance to help North Carolina workers affected by COVID-19.

The order is expected to be effective by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

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More information about the order and other updates on North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 will be available at the media briefing. The briefing will be held at 2 p.m. at Joint Force Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Dr, in Raleigh. View live stream here: https://www.ncdps.gov/storm-update.

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