NC's Covid state of emergency to be lifted Aug. 15, Gov. Cooper announces
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a major component of North Carolina’s response to the virus will wind down. The state’s COVID-related state of emergency will end Aug. 15, Gov. Roy Cooper announced while signing a new state budget into law. The new budget, Cooper’s office said in the wake of the announcement, includes changes to “ensure flexibility” for the state Department of Health and Human Services as they continue to respond to the virus.