AFTER ENCOURAGING PROGRESS
NC MOVES INTO PHASE 1 OF REOPENING
NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER PUTS NC IN PHASE 1 UNTIL AT LEAST 22 MAY 2020
5 MAY 2020
Gov Cooper announces modified stay at home order
Nearly two weeks after Gov. Roy Cooper detailed his three-phase plan for reopening the state, he announced yesterday that he plans to modify North Carolina's stay-at-home and transition into Phase 1 starting Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
So what does that mean, exactly?
The order allows retail businesses to open under certain restrictions: They have to operate at 50% normal capacity, require customers to stand six feet apart, perform frequent cleanings, provide hand sanitizer if possible and screen workers for COVID-19 symptoms.
People are allowed to leave their homes for commercial activity such as shopping at the newly opened retail stores.
Bars, personal care businesses (hair and nail salons), entertainment venues and gyms will remain closed, and restaurants will continue to be restricted to drive-through, takeout and delivery.
Outdoor gatherings of 10 or fewer people will be permitted.
Childcare facilities and summer day camps can open under strict cleaning guidelines.
Retirement and senior-living homes will remain closed to outside visitors.