North Carolina public universities aim for fall 2020 restart

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NORTH CAROLINA (AP) — The leader of North Carolina’s public university system says he plans to reopen campuses in the fall with precautions against COVID-19.

University of North Carolina System Interim President Dr. Bill Roper issued an announcement Wednesday that he expects to reopen classrooms across the system’s 17 public campuses for the fall semester, though with some limitations or modifications, as long as virus trends don’t deteriorate.

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Meanwhile, a county near Charlotte issued a symbolic order urging the governor to ease statewide business restrictions, while acknowledging its residents are still subject to the governor’s stay-home order meant to fight the virus outbreak.