Governor Roy Cooper said North Carolina would enter Phase Two on Friday, but it would be a “modest” Phase Two…
Cooper called Phase Two “safer at home.”
The move allows restaurants, which had been limited to take-out or delivery service, to open at 50% capacity for dine-in customers.News & Observer
I have a lot of friends who will be happy that Cooper is allowing hair salons to open and while restaurants are open, bars are not. Cooper also kept nightclubs and gyms closed too.
Cooper is being even more cautious than many thought. I’m not sure where this cautiousness is coming from? I’m not sure if its a power thing which would makes sense. The Governor of North Carolina is one of the weakest in the union. Cooper hasn’t gotten a taste of a lot of power and he might not want to give it up. He better be careful though. He is currently enjoying a sky high approval rating but with other states reopening without incident his overly cautious approach could start eroding support. If he was smart he would hand this power over to the individual counties but he may be enjoying the power too much.
GOOD READ: Paul Robinson writes, “Even if the government officials believe they have sound technical reasons for their restrictions, their program may fail unless they convince the general public of this. Even in an emergency, minidictatorships won’t win the day. Success depends on social compliance, which in turn depends on community perception that the law deserves to be obeyed” – WSJ