RALEIGH, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper updated North Carolinians Tuesday on some movements into a new reopening phase.
Because of stable numbers, Cooper said North Carolina will move into “Safer at Home Phase 2.5” beginning Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
He said it is still safer at home for those at higher risk.
Changes to come and things staying the same include:
- Limits on mass gatherings will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors
- Playgrounds can open
- Museums and aquariums can open at 50% capacity
- Gyms and other indoor exercise facilities can open at 30% capacity
- Large venues will still be subject to mass gathering limits
- Age requirement for mask wearing includes children down to 5-years-old
- Capacity limits at restaurants and personal care businesses like salons will remain the same
- Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment and amusement parks will remain closed
For all these changes, there will be additional measures required, Cooper said.
Cooper said that a new phase is when residents need to take this virus more seriously.