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North Carolina county says no coronavirus 'guidance' from Gov. Cooper after catching flak for crowded event
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North Carolina county authorities who caught flak for allowing a crowd of 2,500 at a car racing event this weekend say the governor's administration left them in the dark about coronavirus guidance, but the state health department says it had "repeatedly" insisted on a 25-person limit.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday blasted Ace Speedway in Alamance County for the "dangerous situation."
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"Alamance County Government officials were puzzled by Governor Cooper’s comments regarding ACE Speedway … since no one from the Governor's office has reached out directly to the county, even after the county requested guidance and input," the county said in a statement. "Alamance County Government has repeatedly reached out to Governor Cooper and NCDHHS for guidance in how to assist ACE Speedway to operate in a safe manner."
However, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said the event could not exceed 25 people as recently as Saturday, a department spokesperson told FOX Business.