NC Governor Cooper says state parks can reopen in phase 1
Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s stay-at-home order through May 8 but says if coronavirus numbers reach certain benchmarks in the state, phase 1 reopening can begin on May 9. Part of that phase 1 reopening includes the state’s 38 parks and recreation areas, many of which have been closed since the end of March.
In the meantime, some remote state parks remain open because they’ve not seen unsafe numbers of visitors. But don’t count on that to last. “We expect that to change,” Katie Hall, a parks spokesperson, told the Courier-Tribune. “More people are showing up than normal because they’re looking for a place to go.”
Amid coronavirus, the bike business is booming
With shops, movie theaters and restaurants closed in most states, people around the world are turning to bikes in record numbers as an alternative to public