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 March 23.
6:05 p.m. - The Orange County health department says two cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a long-term care facility between Durham and Chapel Hill. A staff member and a resident at the Carolina Point nursing and rehabilitation center have both tested positive for the coronavirus. The staff member is in isolation, but the resident has been hospitalized. The local health department says it's monitoring other residents for symptoms. - Will Michaels, WUNC
4:30 p.m. - An employee with Durham Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. The district says the worker had been helping distribute food and instructional materials at Bethesda Elementary School. That location produces up to 500 meals to be sent to a handful of feeding sites, but the district didn't say exactly where. Durham Public Schools is trying to determine what adjustments need to be made to its meal distribution program. - Will Michaels, WUNC
12:05 p.m. - The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is now allowing buy-backs of unused liquor to help restaurants and bars during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and bars can sell unused liquor to local ABC boards. In a letter to state Representative James Boles, the chairman of the state commission A.D. Guy said he's relying on the expertise of the restaurant and bar community on how to best help them during these difficult times. - Celeste Gracia, WUNC