North Carolina could take another step towards Phase 3 on Oct. 2

Posted at 2:23 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 14:24:02-04

RALEIGH, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper made an announcement on Tuesday that could mean another step towards Phase 3 for North Carolina.

He started out by saying “I’m pleased to report that North Carolina continues to remain stable in our key metrics."

At the end of next week the current executive order is set to expire on October 2.

Because of continued stability North Carolina, Cooper said the state plans to take another step toward Phase 3, this is if progress holds.

This step would mean larger outdoor event venues can open at 7% capacity starting October 2, Cooper announced. He said the word is being released Tuesday so venues have time to prepare.

Cooper went on to explain that as restrictions are eased, residents need to be more committed than ever to doing what works which means wearing a mask, washing hands and social distancing.

Officials will continue analyzing data and indicators to see how to move forward in other areas that may also be included in the new order on October 2.

Cooper said they hope to ease other restrictions while keeping in place some safety protocols.

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