Live video: Cooper to announce Tuesday afternoon his plan for schools reopening

Gov. Roy Cooper prepares to take off his Carolina Hurricanes mask before speaking during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, on July 1, 2020. [photo courtesy NCDPS]

Governor Roy Cooper will detail the state’s plans for schools to reopen this fall across North Carolina at a 3 p.m. briefing on Tuesday.

Many had expected the governor to announce school reopening directives almost two weeks ago, but Cooper said on July 1 he was not ready to do that yet. North Carolina students haven’t been to school in-person since mid-March.

Cooper’s executive order of Phase 2 restrictions is scheduled to expire on Friday.

The governor and other state officials will provide the COVID-19 update from the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. You watch the briefing live in the player below, or listen on The All News Talk 92.3 WZPR.

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