North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state's bars and restaurants will be closed to sit-down service, and limited to only takeout or delivery orders, starting today at 5 p.m. ET.
Cooper also said he will be, "taking down some of the barriers to unemployment benefits, in response to this unprecedented health crisis."
The state has a total of 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with no deaths at the time of Cooper's statement this afternoon.