September 2020: Enter Phase 2.5
Parents and guardians continue to struggle with virtual learning in September as the state tiptoes into Phase 2.5. Schools start to reopen after state health officials say data shows young children pose a low risk when it comes to catching and spreading COVID-19...
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D'Shaun Craig, 11, learns remotely as his grandmother, Marie Faulk, looks on. August 2020: The long phase continues
Phase 2 continues in North Carolina as the first day of school draws near. The number of cases continues to rise along with the stress of remote learning...
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July 2020: The scramble for answers
The state of North Carolina remains under Phase 2 of the governor's reopening plan. Many businesses are still closed in June as school districts scramble for answers on how to bring students back into the classrooms. And some people become deathly ill after drinking hand sanitizer...
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Dunn police officers join protesters on the front lines of a march in Dunn on June 3. Second row, from left, Zacharias Ingram and Quintez Waxton, two of the march’s organizers plea for change. June 2020: Protests in a pandemic
Several people protested the harsh realities around them in June: the economic shutdown, racial injustice, quarantines, discrimination, forced business closures... as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise...
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May 2020: State ramps up COVID-19 testing efforts as cases climb
Case counts continue to climb in May as the state ramps up efforts to test and track the virus. Some businesses come out of hibernation...
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April 2020: People are encouraged to stay at home
Personal protective supplies like masks and hospital gowns are running low in April as more workers head to the unemployment lines. Gov. Roy Cooper encourages everyone to stay at home...
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March 2020: That's when it started here
In February, federal, state and local health officials were stressing that risk to the general public from the novel coronavirus outbreak remains low. Then came March...
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