14 March 2020 – Mass gatherings prohibited, statewide closure of K-12 public schools

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Media/Arts/Culture
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Gov. Cooper

Overview: Prohibit mass gatherings (100 people or more in a single space at the same time), and k-12 school closure.
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO117-COVID-19-Prohibiting-Mass-Gathering-and-K12-School-Closure.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, NC DHHS
Evidence/Justification: WHO declared global pandemic on 2020/3/11, POTUS restricted travel from Europe to US 2020/3/11, POTUS declared national emergency, NCDHHS confirms case numbers increase