Governor Cooper Announces that North Carolina Will Move to Phase 3

Industry News,

Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina will ease some restrictions as the state moves into Phase 3 on Friday, October 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. Executive Order 169 will be in effect through October 23, 2020.

Some of the new guidelines under Phase 3:

  • large outdoor venues seating more than 10,000 people may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators or fans.
  • Smaller outdoor entertainment venues and some venues with smaller seating capacity indoors may open at 30% capacity with or 100 guests, whichever is less.
  • Safety protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing, are required.
  • Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 people, whichever is less. 
  • Nightclubs and indoor entertainment venues may open but are subject to mass gathering limits.
  • Mass gathering remain limited to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
  • Executive Order 169 extends the 11 p.m. alcohol sales curfew for in-person consumption.
  • Wearing masks and social distancing are still required.

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