Tag: Wuhan coronavirus

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…

Chatham School board makes changes to masking policy

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Board of Education voted at its monthly meeting on Monday, February 14, to begin a gradual transition to an optional masking policy. In the first stage that the board approved 5-0, effective Feb. 15,…

Gov. Roy Cooper won’t end mask mandates in NC schools

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – North Carolina won’t be joining the growing number of states ending the mask mandates for public school students. In a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10, with county health officials statewide, the N.C. Department of Health…