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Governor Roy Cooper today shared the following letter back to RNC officials in regards to the convention scheduled in Charlotte for August.
Governor Roy Cooper today shared the following letter back to RNC officials in regards to the convention scheduled in Charlotte for August.
 
Governor Roy Cooper encourages all North Carolinians to honor June 1, 2020 as a Day of Mourning to grieve the 100,000 people in America, including almost 1,000 in North Carolina, who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
Governor Roy Cooper encourages all North Carolinians to honor June 1, 2020 as a Day of Mourning to grieve the 100,000 people in America, including almost 1,000 in North Carolina, who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
 
Governor Cooper announced this week that North Carolina will receive $6 million to help dislocated workers with job training and temporary employment related to COVID-1.
Governor Cooper announced this week that North Carolina will receive $6 million to help dislocated workers with job training and temporary employment related to COVID-1.
 
Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions.
Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions.
 
Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, shared the following letter in response to Republican National Convention organizers.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, shared the following letter in response to Republican National Convention organizers.
 
Governor Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Governor Cooper announced this week that the new NC Pandemic Recovery office, a temporary office that coordinates and oversees federal and state funds for COVID-19 recovery legislation, has issued payments to 59 counties from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
Governor Cooper announced this week that the new NC Pandemic Recovery office, a temporary office that coordinates and oversees federal and state funds for COVID-19 recovery legislation, has issued payments to 59 counties from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
 
Unix Packaging to invest $19 million in Morganton
 
Belgian Personal Care Company’s Manufacturing Site Would Generate $93.3 Million Investment
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that $85.4 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties will be disbursed this week.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that $85.4 million in federal funds provided for COVID-19 relief to counties will be disbursed this week.
 
In tribute to the sacrifices of our armed services personnel, Governor Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 25 until 12 noon in honor of Memorial Day.
In tribute to the sacrifices of our armed services personnel, Governor Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 25 until 12 noon in honor of Memorial Day.
 
As we continue to honor the life of NC Civil Rights Activist, Andrea Harris, Governor Roy Cooper is extending the half-staff notice.
As we continue to honor the life of NC Civil Rights Activist, Andrea Harris, Governor Roy Cooper is extending the half-staff notice.
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) President and CEO Lynn Minges to highlight Count on Me NC
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) President and CEO Lynn Minges to highlight Count on Me NC
 
Governor Cooper and NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will move to Safer At Home Phase 2 on Friday, May 22 at 5 pm.
Governor Cooper and NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will move to Safer At Home Phase 2 on Friday, May 22 at 5 pm.
 
Bars, indoor entertainment venues, gyms, and public playgrounds remain closed; Restaurants, personal care businesses, and pools open with limitations & safety requirements
Bars, indoor entertainment venues, gyms, and public playgrounds remain closed; Restaurants, personal care businesses, and pools open with limitations & safety requirements
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper gave the following statement on the passing of Andrea Harris:
Today, Governor Roy Cooper gave the following statement on the passing of Andrea Harris:
 
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week in North Carolina to recognize the 40,000 men and women who readily provide lifesaving care to those in need.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week in North Carolina to recognize the 40,000 men and women who readily provide lifesaving care to those in need.
 
Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the leaders of the Golden L.E.A.F. Foundation encouraging them to ensure women and minority-owned businesses receive an equitable portion of recently approved COVID-19 relief funding.
Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the leaders of the Golden L.E.A.F. Foundation encouraging them to ensure women and minority-owned businesses receive an equitable portion of recently approved COVID-19 relief funding.
 
For the first time in over 50 years, the State of North Carolina Internship Program is modifying its standard hands-on learning approach to provide a virtual learning experience to students this summer due to COVID-19.
For the first time in over 50 years, the State of North Carolina Internship Program is modifying its standard hands-on learning approach to provide a virtual learning experience to students this summer due to COVID-19.
 
Ford Porter, Governor Roy Cooper's spokesperson, responded to a court ruling today on religious services during COVID-19
Ford Porter, Governor Roy Cooper's spokesperson, responded to a court ruling today on religious services during COVID-19
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Daniel Allan Price, age 30.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Daniel Allan Price, age 30.
 
Governor Roy Cooper is urging people along the North Carolina coast to pay close attention to Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the year.
Governor Roy Cooper is urging people along the North Carolina coast to pay close attention to Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the year.
 
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain lowered to half-staff through sunrise on Monday, May 18, 2020 in honor of Private First Class Tyler Knight Cox
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain lowered to half-staff through sunrise on Monday, May 18, 2020 in honor of Private First Class Tyler Knight Cox
 
Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today shared an update on North Carolina’s key COVID-19 indicators.
Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today shared an update on North Carolina’s key COVID-19 indicators.
 
North Carolina is working with local manufacturers to shift their production to make critical medical supplies.
North Carolina is working with local manufacturers to shift their production to make critical medical supplies.
 
Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in North Carolina. Nationally this month is used to reduce the stigma regarding mental health and encourage individuals to seek the medical help they may need.
Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in North Carolina. Nationally this month is used to reduce the stigma regarding mental health and encourage individuals to seek the medical help they may need.
 
Today, Governor Roy Cooper Issued Executive Order No. 139, which will provide additional regulatory flexibility to help ensure capacity in the state’s health care system and improve its ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper Issued Executive Order No. 139, which will provide additional regulatory flexibility to help ensure capacity in the state’s health care system and improve its ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Medical gowns instead of graphics; face shields instead of signage
 
The White House and FEMA have granted Governor Roy Cooper’s April 9 request for a federal disaster declaration for eighteen counties that suffered damages from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in February.
The White House and FEMA have granted Governor Roy Cooper’s April 9 request for a federal disaster declaration for eighteen counties that suffered damages from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in February.
 
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 7 Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the North Carolina officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 7 Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the North Carolina officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
 
Starting this week, additional school buses will bring internet access to communities without it to help more North Carolina students connect to school online.
Starting this week, additional school buses will bring internet access to communities without it to help more North Carolina students connect to school online.
 
Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation honoring North Carolina Nurses with a week dedicated to their important work. Cooper declared the week of May 6 – 12, 2020 as North Carolina Nurses Week.
Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation honoring North Carolina Nurses with a week dedicated to their important work. Cooper declared the week of May 6 – 12, 2020 as North Carolina Nurses Week.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 pm.
Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 pm.
 
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 4-10 as Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week in North Carolina, to recognize the important public service provided by employees in the state’s prison system.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 4-10 as Correctional Officers and Correctional Employees Week in North Carolina, to recognize the important public service provided by employees in the state’s prison system.
 
The federal government is sending out a $1,200 Federal Economic Impact Payments (otherwise known as a federal stimulus payment) for a qualifying adult.
The federal government is sending out a $1,200 Federal Economic Impact Payments (otherwise known as a federal stimulus payment) for a qualifying adult.
 
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina and reminded residents that now is the time to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina and reminded residents that now is the time to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season.
 
Governor Roy Cooper shared the following statement after the legislature passed two COVID-19 relief bills
Governor Roy Cooper shared the following statement after the legislature passed two COVID-19 relief bills
 
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 4 - May 8 Teacher Appreciation Week in North Carolina to recognize the significant impact teachers make on our children and our state’s future.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 4 - May 8 Teacher Appreciation Week in North Carolina to recognize the significant impact teachers make on our children and our state’s future.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today signed the following COVID-19 relief bills into law: Senate Bill 704 & House Bill 1043
Governor Roy Cooper today signed the following COVID-19 relief bills into law: Senate Bill 704 & House Bill 1043
 
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed three judges to serve Brunswick, Cumberland and Duplin, Jones, Onslow and Sampson counties.
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed three judges to serve Brunswick, Cumberland and Duplin, Jones, Onslow and Sampson counties.
 
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