North Carolina Enters Phase 2.5 on September 4

Posted By: Jon Lowder Blog,

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today, September 1, that North Carolina will enter "Phase 2.5" at 5 p.m. this Friday, September 4. Of the activities/businesses that will be allowed to reopen in this phase the two of most interest to property managers are:

  • Playgrounds may open
  • Indoor fitness facilities may open at 30% capacity
  • Mass gathering limits increase to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors

You can read the full Executive Order here, and from the Governor's announcement here's a breakdown of activities impacted in this phase -

Phase 2.5 means the following for North Carolina:

  • Mass gathering limits will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors from the current limit of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. 
  • Playgrounds may open. 
  • Museums and aquariums may open at 50% capacity. 
  • Gyms and indoor exercise facilities, such as yoga studios, martial arts, and rock climbing, as well as skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor basketball, volleyball etc., may open at 30% capacity. 
  • Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment facilities, amusement parks, dance halls will remain closed. 
  • Large venues remain subject to the mass gathering limits.