Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement Saturday in response to North Carolina schools closing for two weeks to continue containment efforts for COVID-19.
Speaker Moore said the General Assembly is prepared to support school districts with flexibility and funding they may need due to the closures.
“While I know this is a decision no one wanted to make, under the circumstances this is the right thing to do for North Carolina at this time,” Speaker Moore said Saturday.
“I hear from medical providers that their biggest need if schools close is childcare support for healthcare professionals, so I ask North Carolinians to pull together and support those families who serve on the front lines of this emergency.”
“School systems and students can rest assured the state legislature will work closely with education officials to provide the flexibility and funding they need to respond to these rapid developments and keep North Carolina communities safe.”
Governor Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order Saturday ordering K-12 schools close until at least March 27 and the mandatory cancellation of large gatherings over 100 individuals in North Carolina.