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Memorial Day Weekend Sees Phase Two Of NC’s Reopening Plan

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As a holiday weekend typically celebrated with travel and social gatherings approaches, Governor Roy Cooper announced the state’s plans for proceeding with Phase Two of reopening. 

The news comes as a relief to businesses like salons and barbershops, which can finally resume appointments at 50% capacity, but restaurants are torn on whether reopening dine-in service at half-capacity is a good thing for their overall bottomline. Localities can use their discretion about how to implement Phase Two. Durham, for instance, will not reopen its restaurants, salons and pools until June 1.

Host Anita Rao talks to WUNC reporter Will Michaels about which restrictions will be eased and which will remain in place during Phase Two.

Stacia Brown comes to WUNC from Washington, DC, where she was a producer for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A. She’s the creator and host of two podcasts, The Rise of Charm City and Hope Chest. Her audio projects have been featured on Scene on Radio, a podcast of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; BBC 4’s Short Cuts; and American Public Radio’s Terrible, Thanks for Asking.
Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
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