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North Carolina To Remain In Phase 3 For Three More Weeks

North Carolina To Remain In Phase 3 For Three More Weeks

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced during today’s (October 21) COVID-19 briefing that due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in recent days, the state would remain paused in phase 3 for the next three weeks, until Friday, November 13.

The provisions set in place that went into effect October 2 include:

· Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

· Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, like arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

· Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

· Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

· Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy, outdoor attractions only.

· The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

· The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended through November 13.

[Photos of Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen courtesy of Governor Roy Cooper’s Twitter page]