North Carolina has not yet meet the threshold to begin reopening the state, Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference.
“Right now, staying at home is saving lives," he said.
Cooper said a task force will lay out guidelines this week on the state’s goals to reopen. The state, he said, has not seen a 14-day decline in cases, as recommended in the White House’s guidance for reopening.
The state also has not meet the threshold in contract tracing and testing, Cooper said.
North Carolina's stay-at-home order is set to expire on April 29. Cooper said there will be an announcement later this week regarding the order.