Governor Cooper announced NC will remain in Phase 2 for five more weeks


Gov. Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 for five weeks with bars, gyms, and entertainment venues remaining closed

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Here's a look at some of the differences between Phase 2 and Phase 3. 

Phase 2 

  • Restaurants, hair salons, camps and public pools are allowed to reopen but with limited capacity. 
  • Bars, gyms and entertainment venues remain closed. 
  • Mass gatheringsof more than 25 people in outdoor spaces are prohibited. The limit is 10 people for indoor spaces. 

Phase 3 

  • Businesses that are already open would be able to increase capacity while maintaining social distancing. 
  • Larger groups can gather. Cooper has not defined a new maximum for mass gatherings. 
  • Visitation limits are still likely to be in place for vulnerable populations such as nursing homes. 
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