COVID-19 State of Emergency Ends Aug. 15
The COVID-19 state of emergency order that Gov. Cooper enacted at the start of the pandemic is lifted beginning Aug. 15. NCAJ has urged Cooper to end the state of emergency because the broad protections provided in a related law relieve nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare providers of their responsibility to provide competent care for the most vulnerable North Carolinians. NCAJ sent a letter to Cooper in March seeking the end of the state of emergency, and NCAJ’s COVID Immunity Task Force has been working in recent months to support members in their efforts to represent clients despite the immunity clause.