Gov. Cooper announces closure of N.C. bars, restaurants for dine-in customers

Gov. Cooper announces closure of N.C. bars, restaurants for dine-in customers
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will order all restaurants and bars in the state to close for dine-in customers, effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday. (Source: WBTV)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WMBF) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that all restaurants and bars will close to dine-in customers starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Cooper plans to formally announce the executive order at 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to information from the governor’s office.

Takeout and delivery orders will be able to continue.

The executive order will also include an expansion of unemployment benefits to help N.C. workers affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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