North Carolina issues modified stay at home order with a curfew of 10 p.m. beginning Friday

Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 08, 2020

Governor Cooper announced Tuesday that North Carolina will enter into a modified stay at home order starting Friday.

Beginning Friday, North Carolinians will be required to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Businesses will be required to close by 10 p.m. and alcohol consumption sales must end at 9 p.m.

This order comes after the state continues to break record COVID-19 numbers. Health officials say almost half of the state's counties have high COVID-19 metrics.

As of Tuesday, there are now 377,926 PCR positive cases and 26,106 antigen positive cases, 2,373 people hospitalized and 5,605 COVID-19 related deaths.

That is 4,670 new total cases and 45 additional deaths from Sunday.

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