COVID-19 studies show virus could be airborne – WNCT 9

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – New studies are shedding light on how COVID-19 can be passed through breathing in virus particles in our air. Even though it’s a time of self isolation and quarantine, many people are leaving their homes…into the danger zones.

Dr. Rachel Roper is an ECU Brody School of Medicine Professor.

She works in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Basically, she knows a lot about viruses.

“If you’re near someone whose infected, there’s going to be airborne particles coming out of their mouth all of the time,” said Dr. Roper.

Roper says just because we can’t see the virus, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

It’s actually in microscopic droplets that are released when an infected person breathes, speaks, yawns, and . . . (Read more)

Council OKs moratorium on utility disconnections – William F. West Rocky Mount Telegram


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The City Council on Thursday voted to temporarily keep the municipality from disconnecting utility services due to nonpayment of bills.

The council did so to help ease the burden on customers anticipating economic hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The council’s action is in place until revoked by the seven-member panel.

Councilman Andre Knight, who doubles as mayor pro tem, first led a work session in the council chamber on Thursday at which the subject of utilities was discussed. Mayor Sandy Roberson subsequently chaired a council meeting, also in the council chamber, at which the vote was taken.

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Councilmen spar over shut-off moratorium – By William F. West Staff Rocky Mount Telegram