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— Gov. Cooper moves NC into Phase 2, which does the following:
- Lifts the Stay at Home Order and moves the state to a Safer at Home recommendation
- Allows restaurants to open for on-premises dining with limits on occupancy, specific requirements for disinfection of common spaces and 6 feet between each group of customers sitting at each table
- Allows child care businesses to open to serve all children, as long as they follow state health guidelines
- Allows overnight camps to operate, following specific public health requirements and guidance. Allows personal care, grooming, massage, and tattoo businesses to open with specific requirements for disinfection of equipment, face coverings for the service providers, 6 feet of distance between customers and at 50% reduced occupancy
- Allows indoor and outdoor pools to open with 50% reduced occupancy, following specific public health requirements
- Allows people to gather together for social purposes, so long as they do not exceed the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
- Allows sporting and entertainment events to occur in large venues for broadcast to the public, so long as the events occur in large venues and spectators are limited to the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
— Learn more about Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources at SBA.gov. “Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.”
— Gov. Roy Cooper is signing an executive order to place new “social distancing” rules on retailers, starting at 5 p.m. Monday, April 13th retailers will have to take the following steps:
- Limit the number of customers inside at any one time to 20 percent of allowed capacity under fire regulations.
- All aisles are limited to one-way traffic.
- Maintain a 6-foot separation between customers at checkout lines and other areas where customers congregate.
- Install plastic shields to separate cashiers from customers.
- Set aside specific hours for senior citizens to shop.
- Make hand sanitizer available for customers and staff.
— The Governor said, “This should make shopping safer and help prevent stores from becoming flashpoints of the virus.”
Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order in an additional effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at abc11.com.
Durham Mayor issues stay-at-home order beginning Thursday at 6 PM. Read more at abc11.com.
See more about Orange County’s similar stay-at-home order beginning Friday at 6 PM at abc11.com.
Wake County officials announced a stay-at-home order that goes into effect Friday at 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until April 17. Details on that order here.
— For local updates on COVID-19, please visit raleighnc.gov/news/covid-19-information, which includes the following resources:
- Curbside Pickup and Food Resources Locator
- Cancellations and Postponements
- Public Meetings
- Parks Information
- Water Information
For daily updates on COVID-19, please visit the official CDC website for accurate information.