Is Gov. Cooper's COVID19 Response Based on Science or Poll Numbers?

Raleigh, NC

Lt. Governor Forest's statement on the Cooper Administration's Phase 2.5: 

"Is this decision based on science or politics? The science has shown for months that gyms, playgrounds and bowling alleys are safe. It must be the politics and polling that is changing with this new decision. The same holds true for other businesses and for schools. Other states have their businesses and schools open. It’s time for fear and panic to be replaced with hope and opportunity. It’s time for Governor Cooper to actually protect the most vulnerable and give North Carolinians their freedoms and livelihoods back."