Updates on COVID-19 impact on North Carolina

Updates on COVID-19 impact on North Carolina

Halie Hulin, Sports Writer

Nowadays when people think of news and ongoing events, they think of the coronavirus or COVID-19. The virus has had a global and local impact. In North Carolina so far, there have been 636 cases and 1 death. As for Randolph county, there have been 6 cases recorded. NC Governor, Roy Cooper, announced on Monday, March 23 that all North Carolina schools will remain closed until at least May 15th. This also includes school sports and travel/club sports that were canceled earlier in the month. Last week, restaurants closed their dining rooms and started only offering drive through and take out services. 

Because of the seriousness of the outbreak, some cities and towns have gone into lockdown with the exception of going to work, the bank, the grocery store, or the doctor.   North Carolinians are being urged to stay home.   NC physicians have urged Gov. Cooper to put the state on lockdown for the sake of everyone’s health. Cooper responded with, It’s important for us to make sure that we are deliberate and that we get this right. We’re telling people now that we want them to stay home… and we will be issuing additional orders soon.” The World Health Organization suggests that you wash your hand regularly, practice social distancing, avoid touching your face, practice respiratory hygiene, seek medical care if you experience any symptoms, and stay informed by your healthcare providers.