Friday, May 22, 2020

NC: Phase 1.5? Governor Roy Reluctant to Restore Freedoms, Confusing Order Draws Immediate Criticism

Via Cheryl


Well, Governor Roy Cooper may have announced that North Carolina would move into Phase 2 of his tentative reopening plan, but the actual details look more like the state will be stuck in Phase 1.5 for five weeks.

Restaurants can open at 50 percent capacity and under a pile of social distancing and sanitizing rules, but bars will not be allowed to open. Salons will again be allowed to serve customers at 50 percent capacity, but gyms are not allowed to open. Your kid can now attend day care or even go off to summer camp, but cannot go to school.

Gatherings are still limited to 10 people, unless you’re in a Wal-Mart, or a reopened restaurant, or an education facility, or a church, or a house with a big family for that matter.


  1. You're not going to be "given" your rights back. If you wait for that, they automatically devolve to mere permissions that the state can retract at its whim. You have to take them back, and damn the risk.