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MARCH 23, 2020 UPDATE from the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service: At his press briefing this afternoon (3/23/2020), the Governor announced that he was reducing the number of individuals at a mass gathering from 100 to 50. His new directive is aimed at taking additional steps to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the virus by encouraging North Carolinians to heed warnings not to congregate in large gatherings. Limiting public gatherings to 50 is consistent with the current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new order becomes effective 5 p.m. March 25, 2020 and remains in effect for 30 days unless rescinded or superseded by another executive order. Original post: On March 14, 2020, Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order pertaining to the Coronavirus and its impact on North Carolina. The Order prohibits mass gatherings of 100 individuals or more in the same location and closes K-12 public schools pursuant to the Emergency Management Act. Violations of this provision may be punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor. Here’s the pertinent text from the Governor’s Executive Order: Pursuant to NC General Statute 166A-19.30(b)(3), which allows for the undersigned to regulate and control the congregation of persons in public places or buildings and with the concurrence of the Council of State, to help protect the health and well-being of North Carolinians, I hereby prohibit mass gatherings in the State of North Carolina. a. A mass gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than one hundred (100) persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This includes parades, fairs and festivals. b. A mass gathering does not include normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where more than hundred (100) persons are gathered. It also does not include office environments, restaurants, factories, grocery stores or other retail establishments. Staff understands from the Office of the Governor that the Order does not exclude funeral establishments from the definition of a "mass gathering" described in subsection a above.


Date of Death: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 
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