Governor Cooper Announces Lower Indoor Gather Limit to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina’s indoor gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people to drive down North Carolina’s COVID-19 metrics. Executive Order No. 176, in effect from Friday, November 13 to Friday, December 4, seeks to limit large indoor gatherings that could rapidly spread the virus as we begin the winter months. Gov. Cooper stressed the importance of wearing a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with, even if they are family. 

“This reduction in our indoor gathering limit aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 through our communities as we try to bring our numbers down,” Governor Cooper said. “It also sends a signal we hope many families, friends and neighbors across our state will heed the seriousness of the situation in which we find ourselves.”

Read the press release on today’s announcement.

Read Executive Order No. 176.

Read the FAQ on Executive Order No. 176.