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Governor closes all North Carolina K-12 schools

Governor Roy Cooper on Saturday afternoon issued an executive order to stop mass gatherings of more than 100 people and close all K-12 public schools across the state of North Carolina asĀ new cases of coronavirusĀ continue to pop up.

The closures will start on Monday, March 16 for at least 2 weeks.

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"I do not make this decision lightly," Gov. Cooper said at a news conference. "We know that it will be difficult on many parents and students. These measures will hurt people whose incomes are affected by the prohibition of mass gatherings, particularly the people who are paid by the hour."

Governor Cooper announced he has appointed an Education and Nutrition Working Group to develop a plan to ensure that children and families are supported while schools are closed.

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