05 May 2020 – Restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings eased

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses, General public, public offices, public spaces, etc
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Cooper

Overview: “Phase 1” Easing restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings, intended to start opening businesses
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO138-Phase-1.pdf

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), “if someone is the target of ethnic or racial intimidation as the result of adhering to the mask provision or as a result of the pandemic, they are encouraged to report the matter to law enforcement or another government entity”
Source of Evidence or Justification: Mainly state case counts
Evidence/Justification: 3 pages of justifications pertaining to policies and decisions elsewhere and in the state as well as case counts, WHO declaration, concern from medical community, concerns about public well being, reference to “flattened the curve”, “more than ten thousand people in North Carolina have had laboratory confirmed cases”