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Gov. Cooper outlines plan for first phase of reopening NC

Posted By: Wesley Masters News ,
On this past Tuesday evening, Governor Cooper announced a Modified Stay at Home Order that will go into effect from May 8 – 22 unless indicator trends increase.  Highlights of the modified Stay at Home order include:
  • Removal of the designations of “essential” and “non-essential” businesses.
  •  Allowing retail stores that were previously designated as "non-essential"--including clothing, sporting goods and houseware stores to reopen at 50% capacity.
  • Parks, trails will open.
  • Telework is encouraged
  • Childcare centers will be allowed to re-enroll children whose parents can now go back to work.
  •  6 feet apart and utilize face coverings.
  • Gatherings are still limited to 10 people indoors and people are encouraged to telework, if possible.
The following remain prohibited: 
  • The gathering of more than 10 people indoors 
  • Personal care establishments such as salons, barbers, and nail shops 
  • Dining-in restaurants 

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