Important COVID-19 Updates as of Monday, March 23rd

Monday, March 23rd updates:

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster outlaws gatherings greater than 3 people

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is prohibiting public gatherings of people greater than 3 in a new executive order issued Monday. The new measure does not apply to private households and certain businesses, such as grocery stories.

Cooper to close all North Carolina K-12 schools through May 15

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order lowering the threshold to ban mass gatherings of more than 50 people. Additionally, this will mean the closure of gyms, movie theatres, sweepstakes parlors, health clubs, salons, barbershops, and other similar facilities.

The order takes effect Wednesday at 5 p.m., but Gov. Cooper is urging these businesses to close as soon as possible.

South Carolina announces two additional deaths

Two more coronavirus patients have died in South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday. That brings the total number of deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in South Carolina to five.

Visit WCNC for more details.

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