Multiple states are issuing new coronavirus restrictions as cases continue to rise. On Tuesday, the governors of North Carolina, Iowa and Minnesota held press conferences in which they provided updates on their COVID-19 responses.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said during his conference that the state will stay in phase three of reopening plans for at least three more weeks. Cooper also announced he will be reducing the limit on indoor gatherings.
“As you can see, these numbers are too high,” he stated. “Considering our trends and cooler weather driving events indoors, North Carolina will remain paused in our current phase three and we will adjust our indoor gathering limit down from 25 to 10 people.”
This week, North Carolina reached a record-high seven day average for new coronavirus cases after topping over 2,400.
Meanwhile, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) issued a number of new restrictions, including a mask mandate for indoor gatherings surpassing 25 people and 100 people for outdoor events.