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Executive Order 204 - Further Easing Restrictions

 
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
 
Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina will relax some COVID-19 restrictions. 

Executive Order No. 204 will take effect March 26 at 5 pm is set to expire April 30 at 5 pm. The state’s general mask mandate remains in effect.

Executive Order No. 204 has three general categories of occupancy restrictions: up to 100 percent capacity, 75 percent capacity, and 50 percent capacity. All businesses must continue to maintain the 6 feet of distance requirement between patrons and implement other safety protocols as they expand their capacity. 

Executive Order No. 204 will also increase mass gathering limits. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 25 to 50 and the number of people who may gather outdoors will increase from 50 to 100. This Order also fully lifts the restriction on the late-night sale and service of alcoholic beverages on bars, restaurants, and other establishments.

Here are some of the highlights:

Indoors and Outdoors up to 100% Capacity, Subject to Masks and 6 ft. Social Distancing 

Museums and Aquariums
Retail Businesses
Salons, personal care and grooming businesses, tattoo parlors

Indoors up to 75% and Outdoors up to 100% Capacity, Subject to Masks and 6 ft. Social Distancing 

Restaurants 
Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries
Recreation (e.g., bowling, skating, rock climbing)
Fitness and Physical Activity Facilities (e.g., gyms, yoga studios, fitness centers)
Pools
Amusement Parks

Indoors and Outdoors up to 50% Capacity, Subject to Masks and 6 ft. Social Distancing 

Bars
Movie Theaters*
Gaming Facilities*
Meeting, Reception, and Conference Spaces
Lounges (including tobacco) and Night Clubs
Auditoriums, Arenas, and other venues for live performances
Sports Arenas and Fields (includes professional, collegiate, and amateur
 
 
 
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