15 April 2020 – Governor discusses plan for easing certain restrictions

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor’s Office, Governor Cooper; DHHS Mandy Cohen

Overview: Governor “charted a path forward for eventually easing certain COVID-19 restrictions while still protecting North Carolinians from a dangerous second wave of the virus.” Cooper calls the regulatory plan “a dimmer switch that can be adjusted incrementally”
Full details here: https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-shares-path-forward-north-carolina

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: State case count collection
Evidence/Justification: “Expert modeling has shown it would be dangerous to lift the restrictions all at once;” Experts tell us it would be dangerous to lift our restrictions all at once.” “In order to ease restrictions, the state needs to make more progress in three areas: testing, tracing and trends.”