N.C. responds to RNC about convention safety guidelines

FILE – In this July 21, 2016, file photo, confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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UPDATED 12:21 PM PT — Friday, May 29, 2020

North Carolina has responded to the RNC regarding their plans to hold this year’s Republican National Convention in the state. In a recent letter to Republican officials, the state’s Health and Human Services posed a series of questions concerning how the state is planning to maintain CDC guidelines during the event.

This came after the RNC sent Governor Roy Cooper a letter, which detailed their proposed safety protocols.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper updates the public on the COVID-19 virus and the planned phase two re-opening of the economy during a press briefing on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Earlier this month, President Trump threatened to change the location of the Charlotte convention to another state.

The governor was concerned about the risks of a large gathering amid the pandemic. However, he has since said he wants to work with Republicans on the matter.

“We’d like to reach a resolution that everybody can be reasonable about, that puts public health, safety, the signs and facts as the number one thing we’re trying to do here,” stated Cooper.

Holding the convention in another state would have a major impact on North Carolina’s economy and Republicans have already planned on a Charlotte convention.

The convention is scheduled for August.

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