UPDATED May 14th, 2021– Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina has removed its indoor mask mandate for most settings and lifted all mass gathering and social distancing restrictions. As of 1:30 p.m. today, this ease of restrictions is effective immediately and follows CDC guidelines.
Masks will still be required in child care, schools, public transportation, health care settings and certain congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
Governor Cooper says, “To keep moving forward- and to make sure that we keep saving lives- more people need to get vaccinated.” North Carolina continues to focus on distributing vaccines quickly and equitably. Information on the state’s vaccine distribution is available at YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov
For more information on Executive Order No. 215, click HERE.
The state’s personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are stable. If you are in need of any additional masks, visit us at the Matthews Chamber as we have several still available. The Matthews Chamber has compiled this PPE Resource List to aid North Carolina business owners in procuring masks and other protective equipment for workers and patrons. We have also issued our Smart Restart Playbook, a free 64-page PDF that offers industry-by-industry guidance for businesses re-opening. Download a copy here.
For more information, visit the Governor’s website and the NC Department of Health & Human Services’ Covid-19 Dashboard.