Governor enlists businesses to help with NC's vaccination push
Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday pressed businesses statewide to verify whether employees are vaccinated against coronavirus and, if not, require them to wear masks and take weekly virus tests.
WRAL'S NIA HARDIN HAS MORE. THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT MASKS WILL BE ROARED AGAIN. >> Reporter: OF COURSE. THAT COMES AS WE NOTICE THE NUMBERS. 2,633 CASES. THAT IS HOW MANY WE SAW IN ONE DAY. THE MOST SINCE FEBRUARY 26th. AND WITH THE NUMBERS RISING, IT'S LIKELY THE GOVERNOR WILL ADDRESS THE MASKS TODAY AND WHO DID SOME DIGGING. CDC IS RECOMMENDING VACCINATED PEOPLE WEAR MASKS INDOORS WITH STATES THAT HAVE HIGHER COVID- 19 NUMBERS THAT ARE SURGING. THIS WEEK, WE WENT TO TWO STORES HERE IN CARY. OUT OF 50, TUESDAY IT WAS NEARLY HALF FOR BOTH STORES AND ON WEDNESDAY, THAT NUMBER DROPPED SLIGHTLY. THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE, THOUGH, THAT I ASKED, TELL ME THEY'RE VACCINATED BUT CONCERNED ABOUT THE DELTA VARIANT. >> WE HAVE TO DO IT AS A COMMUNITY, RIGHT? IF EVERYONE WOULD DO THIS, WE WOULD BE PAST IT. I WANT TO DO MY SHARE. IT'S A SIMPLE THING TO DO. YOU STICK A PIECE OF CLOTH ON YOUR FACE AND YOU'RE PROTECTED. SO WHY NOT? >> Reporter: IT'S GOING TO BE AT 3:00, THE BRIEFING. WRAL WILL HAVE THAT LIVE ON FOX