• COVID-19 UPDATES COVID-19 UPDATES

    10-06-20 COVID Update: Today's statistics are below and the dashboard has been updated HERE

    We are also saddened to report two additional new deaths.

    • 1,364 total positives (+24)

    • 173 total active cases (+10)

    • 24 currently hospitalized (-1)

    • 37 total deaths (+2)


    Safer at Home: About Phase 3

    Under Executive Order 169, North Carolina entered into Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, Oct. 2. (View Phase 3 FAQs.)

     Under Executive Order 169: 

    • Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators. 
    • Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less. 
    • Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.
    • Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less. 
    • Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy, outdoor attractions only. 
    • The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. 
    • The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Oct. 23.  

    State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires Oct. 23.