ReOpen NC leader says she tested positive for COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C. — An administrator for the ReOpen NC Facebook page said she tested positive for COVID-19 and recently finished up her quarantine, according to our sister station WTVD.

In a Facebook post on the ReOpen NC page, which has since been apparently deleted, Audrey Whitlock said she was asymptomatic.

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Whitlock said she ended her 14-day quarantine on April 26, but wouldn’t say whether she had been retested to see if she still has the virus, according to WTVD.

ReOpen NC held a protest in Raleigh last week. The group believes the economic cost to the state outweighs the public health threat of the coronavirus.

Hundreds of people walked down the streets demanding Gov. Roy Cooper reopen the state and many were not following social distancing guidelines under the governor’s stay-at-home order.

It’s unclear whether Whitlock attended the protest or was involved in organizing the event.

When WTVD asked if she attended, she said “no comment.” In her Facebook post, she said she plans to attend another protest scheduled for Tuesday.

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