Starting Sept. 4, North Carolina entered Phase 2.5 of easing certain restrictions under Gov. Roy Cooper’s reopening plans. Certain businesses can be open, but with restrictions and smaller capacities. Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, amusement parks and arcades will remain closed. Teleworking is still strongly encouraged where possible.
On June 24, Gov. Cooper issued a statewide face mask order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. This order states that people must wear face coverings when in public places where physical distancing is not possible. In addition, certain businesses must have employees and customers wear face coverings.