Government Transparency and COVID-19

The Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition is dedicated to helping citizens and government officials navigate government transparency issues while activities are restricted in response to COVID-19. Click Here for some Frequently Asked Questions and some best practices. As always, please contact the Sunshine Center for help.

Other helpful resources:

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is assisting journalists and compiling reports of access law violations. See RCFP’s page for more.


We are the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition. If you are a records or meetings holder or someone seeking access to records or meetings, we hope this site will be a useful resource. Check out our educational resources about open government.

The North Carolina Open Government Coalition unites organizations interested in ensuring and enhancing the public’s access to government activity, records and meetings. The nonpartisan coalition will educate people about their rights and support their efforts to gain access, and advocate the principles and benefits of open government. Education is critically important these days because, according to Elon Poll results, a majority of North Carolina residents are unaware of sunshine laws.