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.