State of Emergency in North Carolina has been Lifted

It's been a little over two years since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Finally things appear to be winding down. Governor Roy Cooper who has taken this issue very seriously announced Monday that he is lifting the CV-19 State of Emergency in North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper said in a press release that “The pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to our state and people now have the knowledge and the tools like vaccines, boosters and therapeutic treatments to keep them safe, executive orders issued under the State of Emergency protected public health and helped us save lives and livelihoods. North Carolina is emerging even stronger than before and my administration will continue to work to protect the health and safety of our people.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic many of the public health measures taken in NC have been lifted. However being that we were still in a state of emergency the distribution of vaccines and tests were made much easier, but thanks to budget changes Cooper made in July the state can still distribute everything people need to stay safe while dropping the state of emergency. The distribution effort will be delegated to the NCDHHS, whose Secretary Kody H. Kinsley said “COVID-19 is still with us, and North Carolinian's now have multiple ways to manage the virus, so it doesn’t manage us.”

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