ABC News obtained the White House Coronavirus Task Force weekly briefing for governors issued on Sept. 6, 2020. The document pinpoints North Carolina as being in a "red zone" for cases and a "yellow zone" for test positivity rate.
The report's first recommendation is to "encourage aggressive public messaging campaign and use of data to encourage local ordinances to enforce social distancing and mask mandates." The third recommendation from the report is to "identify which groups are not wearing face coverings and target educational efforts to them."
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Those recommendations were seemingly in contrast with Trump's visit to Winston-Salem on Sept. 8. There, some people in the audience, while given masks and encouraged to wear them by event staff, were seen ignoring social distancing guidelines and not wearing the masks.
Trump himself insinuated that the COVID-19 safety guidelines were politically motivated.
"It's a shame what's going on, and I'll tell you what, on Nov. 4, every one of those states will be open. They're doing it for political reasons."
WATCH: After Trump’s rally tonight, I caught up with @Joy_Villa to talk about the President’s speech as well as the crowd size and lack of mask use and social distancing. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/gMcAqZWmen— DeJuan Hoggard (@DeJuanABC11) September 9, 2020
Trump went on to say, "Your state should be open. It should be open," as he encouraged voters to vote out Gov. Roy Cooper.
On CBS This Morning the day after Trump's Winston-Salem rally, Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was frustrating to see Trump's rallies not following his own administration's guidelines.
"Yes, it is. And I've said that often. That situation is--we want to set an example, because we know, we know that when you do four or five typical kind of public health measures--masks, physical distance, avoiding crowds, making sure you do most things outdoors versus indoors--those are the kind of things that turn around surges and also prevent us from getting surges. So I certainly would like to see a universal wearing of masks."
Sen. Thom Tillis, who is up for re-election against Cal Cunningham, was spotted wearing a mask at the Trump rally in Winston-Salem.
Also spotted - and has been wearing mask throughout - @SenThomTillis, who’s in a tight race for re-election versus @CalforNC. Just as in #RNC2020, Tillis not appearing on stage to warm up crowd/viewers before @POTUS @realDonaldTrump takes the mic. @ABC11_WTVD @ABC #ncpol pic.twitter.com/9i68FrX7UK— Jonah Kaplan (@KaplanABC11) September 8, 2020
The Aug. 30 weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing had North Carolina as the 20th highest in the country for COVID-19 cases. The state had jumped up to 18th in the Sept. 6 briefing.
Likewise, the state increased from 24th in test positivity rate to 23rd.