Union County will hold in-person high school graduation

When your final lesson is to defy the Governor:

Union County has announced it is holding in-person, traditional graduation ceremonies with social distancing measures in place. The district had an emergency board of education meeting Thursday evening to discuss the graduation plans.

The Union County Public Schools Board decided in a 5-4 vote to hold the ceremonies in an outdoor stadium where students would maintain social distancing.

Right, just like the Althamahaw race fans practiced social distancing. It won't do a damn bit of good for the students to space themselves out if their idiot parents are packed together in the stands. Shouldn't be a problem, I think Atrium Health in Monroe still has 3-4 ICU beds available...



Union is home to a meat processing plant with an outbreak

From the News and Observer:

DHHS spokesperson Amy Ellis said the agency knew of more than 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at meat-processing facilities in North Carolina as of Tuesday. Those cases are spread across 28 outbreaks in 18 counties: Bertie, Bladen, Burke, Chatham, Davie, Duplin, Hoke, Lee, Lenoir, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Surry, Union, Wayne, Wilkes and Wilson.

Because that information does not break down case numbers by county, nor by meat-processing facility, reporters from the news collaborative contacted health departments across the state, but were still able to link only fewer than 400 cases to specific meat-processing facilities with information provided by those departments.

According to a document I found, that plant would be Metrolina Meats in Indian Trail.