Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and State Budget Director Charlie Perusse hold a media briefing Thursday at 3 p.m. regarding the latest COVID-19 strategy and for an update on coronavirus-related budget recommendations.
North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a coronavirus relief bill that sends federal money approved by Congress in December to schools for reopening, public health officials distributing the vaccine and residents struggling to pay their rent.
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 Jan. 25.
9:58 a.m. - Fans rushed to Franklin Street in Chapel Hill Saturday night to celebrate UNC's victory over Duke in basketball. The large crowd drew attention from university officials, who warned of the consequences of mass gatherings during a pandemic.