While Gov. Roy Cooper announced the next phase of a statewide plan for a gradual return to public life, my hometown Durham will take a more cautious approach.
The biggest difference is Durham will not allow resturaunts, personal care salons like salons an barbershops, pools to open until JUNE 1st. This of course is devastating to some companies, especially our local mom and pop shops.
In an email to close advisors, Mayor Steve Schewel outlined he expected to keep tighter restrictions in the Bull City, including being slower to allow businesses to reopen and he also requires face masks to be worn in public.
Durham has said the stay-at-home order for both city and county would remain in effect indefinitely, and the governor's executive order allows for stricter restrictions at a local level.