North Carolina Moves Slowly Into Phase 2

North Carolina Moves Slowly Into Phase 2

This week, Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order No. 141 which moves North Carolina into Phase 2 of reopening.  This order, termed “Safer at Home”, relaxes restrictions on residents and begins today at 5:00P through June 26th, 2020 unless changed or cancelled.

A Few Key Changes

  • Allows restaurants to open for on-premises dining with limits on occupancy, specific requirements for disinfection of common spaces, and six feet between each group of customers sitting at each table.
  • Allows child care businesses to open to serve all children, as long as they follow state health guidelines.
  • Allows personal care, grooming, massage, and tattoo businesses to open with specific requirements for disinfection of equipment, face coverings for the service providers, six feet of distance between customers, and at 50 percent reduced occupancy.
  • Mass gatherings are limited to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. The definition of mass gathering does not apply to the occupancy in a vacation rental home.

For further information and other key changes you may view the Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 141 or view the Dare County Department of Health’s Bulletin #2.