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Governor Roy Cooper is slated to provide an update on education plans for K-12 public schools during the coronavirus pandemic. He will also issue a general update on statewide COVID-19 measures.

Watch the briefing live starting at 3 p.m.

Medical personel handle testing at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C., Thursday, July 9, 2020.
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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of July 6.

8:40 a.m. - Cone Health has announced a plan to ease restrictions on visitors to its Triad area health care facilities. Children will now be able to have both parents with them during hospital stays at Moses Cone Hospital. Starting Monday, surgery patients can have one visitor, and later this month emergency department patients will be allowed one support person with them. – Liz Schlemmer, WUNC

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a media briefing on COVID-19.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a media briefing on COVID-19. Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of June 29.

3:50 p.m. - Appalachian State University's September football game at Wisconsin has been canceled. That's because the Big Ten Conference decided to move to conference-only schedules for fall sports, a precaution amid the pandemic. News outlets report the cancellation will cost App State a $1.25 million guarantee for the game. - Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of June 22.

2:44 p.m. - Hopscotch organizers have canceled this year's Raleigh-based music festival. Dates have been scheduled for mid-September 2021. - Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of June 15.

5:05 p.m. - North Carolinians must now wear a mask in public where it is difficult to maintain physical distance from others. Governor Roy Cooper's executive order went into effect at 5 p.m. The mandate relies largely on the honor system although law enforcement will be able to issue citations to businesses that do not require employees and customers to wear masks. However, several sheriffs have said they will not enforce the governor's order. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department is warning that "mask exemption" cards circulating on the Internet are fraudulent and do not carry the weight of law. – Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a media briefing on COVID-19. Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of June 8.

6:30 p.m. - Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed gyms and bars to reopen immediately amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  Public health restrictions ordered by the governor has kept those businesses closed for months.  Just two weeks ago, Cooper vetoed a similar bill that would have opened bars. The governor will announce next week whether he'll modify his current executive order to let more businesses reopen. – Cole del Charco and Amy Jeffries, WUNC

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and NC Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a briefing regarding COVID-19.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of June 1.

6:30 p.m. - Opponents of the Governor's order banning mass gatherings plan to rally in Alamance County tomorrow. An announcement from ReOpen NC says it is sponsoring a fundraiser for Ace Speedway's legal defense. A judge issued a temporary restraining order against the racetrack, which had been hosting crowded stock car racing events the past three weekends. Since April, ReOpen NC has held repeated rallies in the state capitol to protest restrictions on business and activity meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus. - Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

Protests in Greensboro began Tuesday night with people taking a knee and doing the black power salute to remember why they marched: for George Floyd, who died last week in Minneapolis while in police custody, and also Marcus Smith, who died in Greensboro
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Cities across the Triangle and Triad witnessed a night of peaceful demonstrations, more than a week after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, Senior Deputy Director for the Division of Public Health Dr. Cardra Burns and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a briefing regarding COVID-19.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of May 26.

7:05 p.m. - Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed bars to reopen outdoor areas. Bars closed in March under an executive order issued to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Lawmakers cited economic losses in the hospitality industry as a reason to strong-arm a reopening. But Cooper says the bill could cause COVID-19 transmissions to accelerate and would limit government's ability to respond. - Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

Raleigh city and police officials held a press conference Sunday morning to discuss unrest in the city Saturday night.
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Gov. Roy Cooper is scheduled to hold a news briefing to discuss last night's unrest in cities across the state in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Watch live here starting at 4 p.m.:

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President Trump is holding a press event following China's move to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.

Watch his remarks live here starting at 2 p.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will hold a briefing on COVID-19 updates.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 updates this afternoon. 

Watch live here starting at 3 p.m.:

Rachel Zhuang reopens the doors of Style Brows on Saturday morning at University Mall in Chapel Hill, NC.
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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of May 18.

9:00 a.m. -- Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order that extends the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implements a moratorium on evictions. The order lasts for three weeks, prevents landlords from initiating eviction proceedings against a tenant for nonpayment or late payment of rent, and prevents landlords from assessing late fees or other penalties for late or nonpayment, among other measures. "North Carolinians need relief to help make ends meet during the pandemic," Cooper said. "Extending housing and utility protections will mean more people can stay in their homes and stay safe as we all work to slow the spread of this virus." - Elizabeth Baier, WUNC

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 updates this afternoon. 

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available today for a briefing regarding COVID-19.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

Gov. Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a briefing on COVID-19 updates. 

Watch live here starting at 5 p.m.:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be available for a dial-in media briefing regarding COVID-19.

Watch live here starting at 2 p.m.:

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force hold a COVID-19 response team briefing at 2 p.m. 

The Eno River State Park was packed with visitors on Sunday as it reopened to the public after a period of closure for COVID-19.
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This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of May 11.

7:30 p.m. - Governor Roy Cooper has lifted a statewide stay-at-home restriction. Restaurants, hair salons and other personal care businesses across North Carolina are now allowed to reopen under limited capacity. Some local governments are imposing more stringent rules. Orange County is limiting the capacity at restaurant tables to no more than six people from different households rather than the state limit of ten. Meanwhile Durham City restaurants may only provide carryout or curbside takeout until June 1, while salons and barbershops must remain closed until then. - Rebecca Martinez, WUNC

An illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the structure of coronavirus. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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President Trump and White House officials deliver remarks and take questions regarding coronavirus testing. The briefing comes as states continue to debate when and how to relax restrictions and reopen their economies. 

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, and Director of N.C. Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will hold a COVID-19 response team briefing at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Watch live here:

Dan Meyer, left, of Raleigh, NC, waits one hour to pick up a Mother's Day brunch on Sunday at Flying Biscuit in Raleigh's Cameron Village.
Kate Medley / For WUNC

Around the Triangle, people enjoyed state parks and open spaces this weekend, as the state transitioned from a stay-at-home order to Phase 1 of easing of certain COVID-19 restrictions. Officials say they are monitoring data as residents continue to embrace a phased-in reopening of businesses.

As the state of North Carolina transitions from the Stay At Home order to Phase 1 of easing certain COVID-19 restrictions, people around the Triangle enjoy reopened state parks and open spaces.
Kate Medley / For WUNC

This post will be updated periodically with the latest information on how the coronavirus is affecting North Carolina. Scroll down for older updates. For a recap of last week's news, check out Coronavirus Live Updates: Week of May 4.

1:17 p.m. -  The state Department of Health and Human Services reports 18,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That's up more than 500 cases from yesterday. 659 people have died and 493 people are in the hospital sick with COVID-19. - Elizabeth Baier, WUNC

Gov. Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 updates at 2 p.m. Friday. Watch live here:

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