UPDATED January 6th, 2021 – Governor Roy Cooper announced in a press conference that North Carolina has seen increased hospitalizations and experienced record high positive cases in the daily COVID-19 case counts. Governor Cooper has issued a modified “Stay at Home” order on all North Carolinians during overnight hours to address the current spike in COVD-19 infection rates and hospitalizations. The Order also extends the current capacity limitations, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health restrictions put in place under previous executive orders. For FAQ regarding the latest Executive Order, Click Here.
What’s new under this order?
The capacity limitations on certain businesses, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health measures implemented by previous executive orders are extended through January 29 2021.
The following Phase 3 restrictions remain in place:
State and public health officials will continue watching key COVID-19 metrics over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions are necessary during this spike in positive cases. Currently, Mecklenburg and Union County are designated as “RED/CRITICAL” in Community Spread per the COVID-19 County Alert System.
The state’s personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are stable. 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.