As you are aware, on Friday at 5 pm, North Carolina will move to Safer At Home–Phase 2. After two weeks in Phase 1, the state’s overall key indicators remain stable but the continued increases in daily case counts signal a need to take a more modest step forward in Phase 2 than originally envisioned.
In making the announcement to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Cooper said, “North Carolina is using the data to guide our decisions about when to lift COVID-19 restrictions, and overall our key indicators remain stable. Safer At Home Phase 2 is another careful step forward, and we have to continue taking this virus seriously to prevent a dangerous spike in infections.”
“From the beginning, North Carolinians have joined together to confront this crisis. We need to rely upon one another to practice the three Ws [covid19.ncdhhs.gov] as we begin leaving our homes more. When we wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash our hands often, we are showing we care for our loved ones and neighbors,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen.
NC DHHS also unveiled an updated COVID-19 Dashboard [covid19.ncdhhs.gov]. The interactive dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following to inform decisions to responsibly ease measures that slow the spread of the virus.
Phase 2 Resources
- Executive Order 141
- Data Presentation from Press Briefing
- What Phase 2 Means for North Carolina
Interim Guidance for:
- Child Care Settings
- Day Camp Settings
- Large Venue Settings
- Overnight Camp Settings
- Public Pools and Spas
- Retail Businesses
- Salons, Massage and Personal Care Business Settings
- Tattoo Business Settings
As a reminder, the provisions of this Executive Order are enforced by state and local law enforcement.
For questions, please contact Veronica Bryant, Emergency Response and Outbreak Coordinator, at veronica.bryant or by phone at 919-218-6943, or you may contact me at larry.michael or 919-707-5855.
Larry D. Michael, REHS, MPH
State Environmental Health Director/Section Chief
Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Section
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Office: 919 707 5855
Fax: 919 845 3973