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All NC K-12 public schools to shutter for 2 weeks

BREAKING NEWS: Beginning March 16, all North Carolina K-12 public schools will close their doors for at least two weeks, ensuring tens of thousands of students won't be in close quarters, but putting a strain on working parents and other childcare providers.

Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC) said Saturday that the COVID-19 Coronavirus had spread to 23 cases in 12 counties.

Cooper also issued an Executive Order prohibiting events with gatherings of more than 100 people.

"We need a statewide response and statewide action," Cooper said.

The potential legal, civil liberties aspect of Cooper's order remains unclear. Cooper acknowledged his orders for limiting gatherings and closing schools would have a negative economic impact.