RALEIGH, N.C. - In an effort to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 162 Monday to extend the limited hours on the sale of alcoholic drinks in the state.
As the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, the order requires restaurants to end the sale of alcoholic beverages at 11 p.m. It will remain in effect through October 2.
“North Carolina has made good progress stabilizing our COVID-19 numbers, and this order will help us continue it,” said Gov. Cooper. “Now is the time to continue staying cautious and vigilant as we work to beat this pandemic.”
Cooper first announced the statewide curfew in late July. North Carolina's executive order came just hours after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced new restrictions for Hampton Roads and the Peninsula.
Local governments that have implemented orders that end alcohol sales before 11 p.m. or that apply to other entities remain in effect.