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Updating Earlier COVID Legislation Is First On Agenda; Governor, Lawmakers Urge Safely Reopening Schools

Updating Earlier COVID Legislation Is First On Agenda; Governor, Lawmakers Urge Safely Reopening Schools

As state lawmakers started their 2021 long session in earnest on Wednesday, House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced the first order of business will be addressing needed technical corrections to COVID-19 relief measures signed into law in 2020. Meanwhile, leaders of both the House and Senate and Governor Roy Cooper all made public statements this week indicating they want more public schools statewide to use Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to get students back in classrooms safely.