Effective September 4th at 5pm, North Carolina will move into the next stage of its coronavirus pandemic recovery effort. The shift to Phase 2.5 involves the following changes:

  • Outdoor playgrounds can reopen. Indoor playgrounds can operate at 30 percent capacity, or up to seven people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Museums and aquariums can operate at 50 percent capacity, or up to 12 people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Gyms, bowling alleys, skating rinks and other indoor exercise facilities can operate at 30 percent capacity, or up to seven people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Mass gathering limits will be raised from 10 to 25 people indoors and from 25 to 50 people outside.
  • Masks will be required in public for anyone age 5 and older, instead of 11 and older.

 

Additional information srouces include:

  1. Phase 2.5 FAQ here
  2. A table comparison of changes for each phase can be found here
  3. Executive Order 163

Have a great evening,

Charles M. Jackson, MPA
Northampton County
County Manager