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]