• As of May 22, 2020, the state entered its second phase of reopening, which allows restaurants to operate at 50 percent occupancy as long as social distancing and sanitation guidelines are met. Bars still remain closed.
  • On June 24, the governor said North Carolina would pause reopening activity for three weeks and require residents to wear face coverings in public spaces.
  • As of July 31, the governor implemented a statewide ban on the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m.
  • On September 4, the state moved into Phase 2.5, which opens several indoor activity areas and limits gatherings to a maximum of 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors. Bars, nightclubs, movie theatres, and indoor entertainment centers remain closed.