North Carolina State Government
Wednesday, May 20th, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will move to Phase 2 reopening on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm, lifting the Stay-at-Home Order.
During Phase 2, mass gathering will be limited to no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in most circumstances. These limits apply to event venues; conference centers; stadiums and sports arenas; amphitheaters; and groups at parks or beaches.
Some businesses will remain closed in Phase 2 including: bars; night clubs; gyms and indoor fitness facilities; indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, and bowling alleys. Certain businesses will be open at limited capacity with other requirements and recommendations including: restaurants at 50% dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; personal care businesses, including salons and barbers, at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; pools at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements. Employees of personal care businesses will be required to wear face coverings. Retail businesses that could open at 50% capacity in Phase 1 will continue at that level.
Phase 2 will run through at least June 26th.