North Carolina is still waiting for additional assistance that Cooper requested including disaster unemployment assistance, crisis counseling, disaster case management and other items. They remain under review and could be granted as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
“We will continue working with FEMA as they review our request for more benefits for people impacted by this pandemic,” added Cooper.
Governor Cooper has taken several actions to protect the health of North Carolinians, including ordering all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close through May 15th, banning gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting bars and restaurants to only take-out or delivery service, restricting visitors to long-term care facilities, and promoting social distancing by closing businesses like movie theaters, gyms, nail salons, and several others.
The US Senate approved an emergency relief stimulus bill Wednesday evening that is now expected to be approved by the House and signed by the President. It will, among other things, send out checks to most Americans in an effort to stimulate the economy.
In North Carolina, 80,000 people have applied for unemployment assistance this week.
For more information and additional guidance, please visit the NCDHHS website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus and CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
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