Gov. Roy Cooper, Council of State swearing in to be held Jan. 9

Gov. Roy Cooper briefs media from the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. Photo via N.C. Dept. of Public Safety

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and the Council of State will be sworn in on Jan. 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the state capitol.

Gov. Cooper’s office said the theme of the 2021 Inaugural Ceremony will be North Carolina: Strong, Resilient, Ready and the televised program will feature recorded performances and the administration of the oaths followed by Cooper’s second inaugural address.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and Cooper’s executive orders limiting mass gatherings, attendance will be limited to participants, their families, staff and pool media. 

The inauguration will be broadcast by UNC-TV. 

The Raleigh Junior League previously announced that the 2021 Inaugural Ball will be delayed due to the pandemic.