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N. Carolina COVID-19 package gets final General Assembly OK

Virus Outbreak North Carolina
Posted at 4:25 PM, May 02, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — The General Assembly has finalized a relief package to address the new coronavirus pandemic in North Carolina, agreeing to send money to schools, hospitals, local governments and researchers.

A pair of bipartisan measures approved unanimously by the House and Senate on Saturday direct how nearly $1.6 billion in federal funds are distributed and how government activities during the outbreak are deferred or delayed.

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to sign the bills into law.

He and Republican legislative leaders praised the collaboration in fashioning the measures. The Legislative Building was closed to the public while the General Assembly worked this week.