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Gov. Roy Cooper anticipating June 1 as possible date for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in NC

The restrictions being lifted depend on vaccinations and trends staying on track.
Credit: WFMY News 2
Gov. Roy Cooper

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Cornovairus Task Force meeting was held Wednesday afternoon.

During the 2 p.m news conference, a lot of things were discussed, but one of the biggest was the date of the anticipated COVID-19 restrictions being lifted for North Carolina.

According to Gov. Roy Cooper, he is anticipating releasing all mandatory COVID-19 guidelines by June 1, if vaccinations and trends stay on track.

A mask mandate is still expected to be in place during the month of May. Cooper said he would go into more detail during next week’s news conference.

However, after June 1, Cooper said he is expecting to only require people in public places indoors to wear masks. 

Cooper said if North Carolina can get 2/3 of adults vaccinated with at least one shot, then the mask mandate would more than likely be completely lifted at that point.