Effective May 14, all capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements will be lifted for restaurants, bars, and meeting spaces in hotels. Gov. Cooper announced today that he is lifting Executive Order 209 ahead of schedule, which kept current capacity restrictions in place through the month of May.
Gov. Cooper also lifted the mask mandate in most settings, based on the latest CDC guidance which states that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small. Masks are still required on public transit, child care centers, schools, prisons, and public health settings.
Executive Order 210 remains in place until June 1, 2021, which extends the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission’s authorization to permit the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to onsite consumption.
Read more on the NCDHHS recommendations: