17 March 2020 – Unemployment insurance benefits expanded in response to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Gov. Cooper

Overview: Limit operations at restaurants and bars, and broadening unemployment insurance.
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO118.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), economic impacts
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, NC DHHS
Evidence/Justification: WHO declared pandemic, POTUS declared national emergency, NC state limited gatherings and closed schools, CDC updated guidance on gatherings and “recommended that for the next eight weeks” gatherings of 50 or more should be canceled (2020/3/15), White House guidance “President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America” (2020/3/16) that limit social gatherings of more than 10 people, NCDHHS report continued increase in COVID 19 cases, “COVID-19 has caused and will continue to cause substantial economic disruption in NC”