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Harvard researchers say nearly half of NC counties need stay-at-home orders – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2020-11-20 08:25:38 –

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Charlotte, North Carolina (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)-Harvard University researchers say that nearly half of the counties in North Carolina need to enact home orders immediately.

The Harvard Global Health Institute maps COVID-19 risk by state and county.

States with more than 25 cases per 100,000 people are listed in the “Red Zone” category, where researchers say they need an immediate blockade.

Two-thirds of the counties in the Charlotte metropolitan area are now in the Red Zone.

Others like Mecklenberg and Iredell are listed in the “orange zone”, which requires the implementation of rigorous testing and tracing programs.

They are in a difficult situation for small business owners who are concerned about public health and their financial future, such as the Bost family who own a Cabo Winery at Concord.

“I think we need to blockade, but not as much as we did for the first time,” said Kendall Bost.

There are no curfew plans in either North Carolina or South Carolina, but it’s up to individual counties to take action.

“We should be in the red. There are several reasons why we are in the red,” said Philip Barrier, Mayor of Avery County.

Avery was the last county in North Carolina to have a case of COVID. Currently, there are more than 100.

Barrier says the school district will return to virtual learning until Thanksgiving is over.

But the blockade is not a foreseeable future.

“We will continue to do what we are doing,” Barrier said.

“We challenged everyone to limit social circles, increase takeaway, and spend less time in grocery stores. Go to work, go to school, go home,” Barrier said. Said.

Fox 46 confirmed with counties throughout the region. Some of them are strengthening security measures, such as Chesterfield County, South Carolina, which enacted the Mask Directive this week.

Others, such as Gaston County, are not planning new measures, but hope that increased education will help slow their spread.

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