Sunday, October 17, 2021
Cooper: N.C. Moves Into “Phase 3” On Friday

Cooper: N.C. Moves Into “Phase 3” On Friday

North Carolina will move in to “Phase 3” of its reopening this Friday.  Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement during a Wednesday press conference.

Under Phase 3:

  • Large outdoor venues (10,000+) will be allowed to open at 7% capacity
  • Smaller outdoor venues  may operate OUTDOORS at 30% or with 100 guests, whichever is less
  • Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% capacity or 100 seated guests, whichever is less
  • Bars may operate OUTDOORS ONLY at 30% or with 100 guests, whichever is less
  • Outdoor amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy
  • Limits on mass gatherings remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors
  • The 11 PM curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption continues
  • The at-risk population is still considered to be “safer at home”
  • Face coverings are mandatory when in public for everyone over the age of 5

“Phase 3” goes into effect at 5 PM on Friday, October 2, and runs through October 23.

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