Governor Cooper's Phases

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Apr 2020
Governor Cooper's Phases

On April 23rd, Governor Cooper announced that the Stay at Home order would be extended from April 29 to May 8th. (E.O. 135)  In addition, the Governor announced the process for re-opening the state.  Phase One begins as the state is willing to begin lifting restrictions. 

 

PHASE 1

  • Stay-at-Home order remains in place, but people will have more opportunities to leave their home to patronize essential businesses.
  • Those retailers and services will need to implement social distancing, cleaning and other protocols. Any businesses specifically closed by the executive order, including bars and restaurants for dine-in service, nail and hair salons, and gyms must stay closed.
  • Gatherings limited to no more than 10 people
  • Parks can open subject to gathering limits
  • Face coverings recommended in public
  • Restrictions remain in place for nursing homes and other congregate living settings
  • Encourage continued teleworking



PHASE 2: about 2-3 weeks after Phase 1

  • Life Stay-at-Home order with strong encouragement for vulnerable populations to continue staying at home
  • Allow limited opening of restaurants, bars and other businesses that can follow strict safety protocols (reduced capacity)
  • Allow gathering at houses of worship and entertainment venues at reduced capacity
  • Increase in number of people allowed at gatherings
  • Face coverings recommended in public
  • Open public playgrounds
  • Continue rigorous restrictions on nursing homes and other congregate living settings



PHASE 3: about 4-6 weeks after Phase 2

  • Lessen restrictions for vulnerable populations with encouragement to continue practicing physical distancing
  • Allow increased capacity at restaurants, bars, other businesses, houses of worship and entertainment venues
  • Further increase the number of people allowed at gatherings
  • Increase in number of people allowed at gatherings
  • Continue rigorous restrictions on nursing homes and other congregate living settings


Cooper said the state would not move to a new phase until data shows it is safe to do so.

 

If you have a questions about the STAY AT HOME ORDER or issues affecting your business in this crisis, contact Allen Stahl + Kilbourne

By James Kilbourne

 

Updated: April 23, 2020

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