Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11. Key changes include:

• In addition to extending Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements, the Order tightens the existing statewide mask requirement – making it clear that everyone needs to wear a mask whenever they are with someone who is not from the same household. 

• The Order also adds the mask requirement to several additional settings including any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance; gyms even when exercising; all schools public and private; and all public or private transportation when travelling with people outside of the household. 

• Updates to the County Alert System can be found here:

County Alert System Updates

Executive Order No. 180

Executive Order No. 180 FAQ's

Executive Order No. 180 Face Cover Requirements

Please stay safe,

Charles M. Jackson, MPA
Northampton County
County Manager