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N.C. schools closed until May 15, gyms, hair salons must close by Wednesday

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 10:18:25-04

RALEIGH N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper announced an extension to school closures Monday afternoon.

"Therefore, today I will sign an executive order that closes public K-12 schools across North Carolina for in-person instruction until May 15," he said.

There are now 398 confirmed coronavirus cases in North Carolina and 10,000 more are waiting to be run.

Gov. Cooper also said gyms, hair salons, barber shops and nail salons must close by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Restaurants and bars are closed for dine-in but carry out can remain open, Cooper said.

Additionally, officials are asking volunteers with masks, gowns, and other medical supplies to come forward and help by donating them.

"We are also asking volunteers to provide medical supplies if they are able, including personal protective equipment like masks, gowns, gloves and other gear. A number of people and companies are stepping up to do this, and I thank them," he said.

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