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NC Governor Coronavirus Task Force Encourages People to Stay Home

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Update: As of 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 North Carolina has a total of 636 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, but none in Bladen County, NC.

More Orders Coming Soon from NC Governor Cooper

By Charlotte Smith

There have been two deaths in North Carolina, according to NC Governor Roy Cooper, during the Coronavirus Task Force press conference update around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. One of the fatalities was an NC citizen, and the other was a resident of Virginia traveling through NC.

(There are no confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Bladen County according to the latest releases.)

When asked if a shelter in place order would be mandated for North Carolina, Governor Cooper stated, “We definitely want people to stay at home.” He explained more orders will be coming soon, but would not verify if a shelter in place order would be mandated.

Businesses that may remain open need to have a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) social distancing policy in place, according to the update.

This is a day of mourning for North Carolina, and I want us to remember those families. “Let’s all do our part to reduce the spread of this virus,” Gov. Cooper stated.

“We know for a fact social distancing will help the spread of this,” Gov. Cooper said.

During the shut-down assistance may be available at:

Unemployment Resources –

Small Business Loan Information –

Bladen County Department of Social Services encourages the public to access or apply for services via the internet at

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