Nashville is reporting 10 of the county's total 81 COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon, the Nash County Health Department reported. The health department is releasing cases by zip code each Friday. Rocky Mount continues to report the highest number of cases, with a total of 53 cases. Of those, 40 are reported in the 27803 zip code while 13 are being reported in the 27804 and 27878 zip codes of Rocky Mount and Sharpsburg.
Governor Roy Cooper announced on Friday that North Carolina K-12 public schools will continue remote learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Cooper was joined by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and the Chair of the State Board of Education Eric Davis for the announcement.
Governor Roy Cooper is extending the stay-at-home order for North Carolina residents through May 8. Cooper issued Executive Order 135 on Thursday afternoon, which extended closure of restaurants for dine-in service and bars as well as closure of other close-contact businesses. Cooper also shared a three-phase plan for how the state would be slowly lifting restrictions once certain data points were met.