24 June 2020 – Extension of Phase 2 regulations, including face masks for some businesses

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, General Public
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Cooper

Overview: Extension of Phase 2 reopening, mandatory face coverings for additional workers in additional businesses (that is, beyond personal care, grooming, and tattoo parlours), gives NCDHHS power to to issue standing orders that ensure access to COVID testing
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, State case counts
Evidence/Justification: “Daily case counts of COVID-19 are continuing to increase, the percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive has not decreased, emergency department visits for COVID-19 illnesses are increasing, and hospitalizations for COVID-19 are increasing;” case and death count numbers; state and national declarations of emergency; WHO Pandemic declaration; concern of community medical leaders