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May 6, 2020 5:42 PM

Phase 2 Reopening

Governor Roy Cooper has signed an Executive Order to transition to Phase 2 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 22 at 5 pm.

This Phase 2 Executive Order 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 six 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, six feet of distance between customers, and at 50 percent reduced occupancy;
• Allows indoor and outdoor pools to open with 50 percent 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; and
• 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.

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