Cooper signed an executive order Monday terminating the emergency at the end of the day. He already announced last month it would end now because the state budget law contained health care provisions that would allow his administration to keep responding robustly to the virus.
UNC Johnston is like a lot of other hospitals in North Carolina right now. The big spikes in COVID-19 patients that stretched the health system to nearly its breaking point are in the past. Hopefully for good. But the coronavirus is going to be a way of life for a long time - and that’s meant long-term changes for hospitals.
Over a dozen North Carolina restaurants that closed during the coronavirus pandemic when government orders restricted their services can't be recompensed for those financial losses through their commercial insurance policies, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.