UPDATED November 10th, 2020 – Governor Roy Cooper announced in a press conference that North Carolina will remain “Paused” in Phase 3 for the next three weeks. North Carolina has seen increased hospitalizations and trajectory of cases in recent weeks. Governor Cooper underscored the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, and using good judgment despite fatigue or frustration with the pandemic. For FAQ regarding the latest Executive Order, Click Here.
The following Phase 3 restrictions have been lowered:
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 is any further restrictions can be eased when the Executive Order announcing Phase 3 expires December 4.
“We are doing everything we can to slow the spread of this virus. This simple fact is we can’t do it on our own. Ignoring the virus doesn’t make it go away – just the opposite,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. “As hard as this is, it will end. We will get through this. Let’s do it by looking out for one another. Whatever your reason, get behind the mask.”
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.