04 June 2020 – Task force and recovery office established

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Environment, Diversity and Inclusion; people of color; African Americans
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Cooper; directs NCDHHS to evaluate and make recommendations about resources needed to reduce racial disparities; directs NCPRO to ensure all COVID-19 relief resources are distributed equitably

Overview: Establishment of a task force to address environmental, economic and health inequities; creation of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force and the North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO143-Addressing-the-Disproportionate-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-Communities-of-Color.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Data on racial breakdown of NC residents and those with COVID; business data on COVID impacts on minority owned businesses
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, state level data
Evidence/Justification: Various types of justification including emergency declarations, state case and death counts, data on racial inequities in the context of COVID