Cooper extends ‘Modified Stay-At-Home’ Order

By on January 27, 2021

Noting that COVID-19 trends have begun to level off in North Carolina, but are still too high, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has extended the state’s current “Modified “Stay-At-Home” Order through Feb. 28. Cooper made the announcement during a Jan. 27 press briefing.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

The Order requires non-essential businesses to close by 10 p.m. and includes a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew. The extended directive also keeps in place the 9 p.m. on-site alcohol sales and the statewide face covering mandate. Cooper’s Order extends businesses’ ability to continue the sale of to-go mixed alcoholic drinks through March 31.

The moratorium on evictions also remains in effect, Cooper noted during the briefing. N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Mandy Cohen asserted during the briefing that her Secretarial Directive for North Carolinians to stay home except for essential activities also remains in place.

“I know our trends have slightly improved, but we don’t want to get numb to these numbers,” Cohen said. “They are still extremely high and now we have a new contagious variant of this virus in North Carolina.” On Jan. 23, North Carolina health officials reported the first identified case of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant in the state.

Dare County

Update: The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 27. The 20 cases are evenly split between residents and non-residents of Dare County. That brings the total number of cases reported here since the outset of the pandemic to 2,488. There are now 211 active cases among the county’s residents.


Today’s statewide NC coronavirus numbers

  • Total reported NC cases – 733,010
  • New cases reported today – 5,587
  • Reported deaths – 8,915 (139 since yesterday)
  • Currently hospitalized – 3,305 (63 fewer than yesterday)
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 277 (up 82 from yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 398 (up 95 from yesterday)  
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 676 (down 20 since yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 635,543
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 4,122 (Dare 2,468, Currituck 1,056, Hyde 598)
  • Completed tests – 8,580,157
  • Daily percent positive tests – 11.1%
  • Vaccine doses administered – 812,586

Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis. SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 

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  • Chris Smith

    I don’t care if you post this or not mark . Don’t take it the wrong way. Nothing against you or the voice. I enjoy being able to post comments. BUT!!!!!!! Roy cooper and mandy Cohen are both Jack @$$e$ they don’t have a clue. stay at home, stay at home, stay at home. Don’t work, don’t open schools keep everything shut down. And all of you out there are nowhere as important as there CONSTITUENTS in Charlotte. Do as I say not as I do. They are worse than communist

    Wednesday, Jan 27 @ 9:01 pm
  • Colleen

    I’d like to see if a split of the non-resident to distinguish visitor or non-resident property owner. Difference at this time of year is that many non-resident property owners stay in their OBX homes in winter.

    Thursday, Jan 28 @ 8:26 am
  • anotherobxman

    How about doing something that will actually make a difference Roy Cooper? Like CLOSE bars and indoor dining.

    Thursday, Jan 28 @ 9:29 am
  • Do something sensible

    Cooper should do something sensible like resign for all of his abuses of power! He’s done nothing to help, but a whole lot to hurt the citizens of NC.

    Thursday, Jan 28 @ 1:45 pm