Tag: mask mandates

Roy Cooper vetoes Free the Smiles bill that would end mandatory masks in NC schools

By Theresa Opeka, CJ Staff Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the Free the Smiles Act. The bipartisan measure would have blocked mandatory mask policies in N.C. schools. It’s Cooper’s second veto this year and a record-extending 71st…

Mask up or else, Roy Cooper says

woman in white sleeve shirt with blue face mask

By John Trump Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper in a new executive order is encouraging local authorities to pursue criminal and civil penalties against businesses that fail to uphold mask and distancing requirements. The order, which runs through December…