20 May 2020 – Restrictions eased as “phase 2” of reopening begins

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses, Transportation, Public in general
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Cooper

Overview: Restrictions begin to ease as the “phase 2” of reopening begins
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO141-Phase-2.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), State case data, testing capacity, PPE availability
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, NCDHHS
Evidence/Justification: Cites a number of previous justifications such as, WHO pandemic declaration, state and national emergency declarations, case counts, medical leaders concerns. Also uses the following: NC “‘flattened the curve’ and prevented a surge or spike in cases” and “despite the overall stability in key metrics.” Goes on to premise the potential to reinstate previous restrictions on a number of quantitative factors