10 March 2020 – Declaration of state of emergency

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Roy Cooper; Cooper identifies Director of Emergency Management and the State Health Director as co-chairs

Overview: Initial establishment of state of emergency, establishment of “Governor’s Novel Coronavirus Task Force”, and altering regulations under emergency conditions, est. of public health surveillance and control measures, among other things
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO116-SOE-COVID-19.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – government, State Government
Evidence/Justification: WHO state of emergency 2020/1/30; CDC warnings; US DHHS Secretary declared public health emergency; NC DHHS confirmed multiple cases of COVID in NC