Governor Cooper announced the state will move into Phase 2.5 on Friday, September 4th at 5:00 PM; effective until Oct. 2, 2020, at 5:00 PM. The latest phase allows gyms, playgrounds and entertainment facilities to reopen with the strict operational guidelines below.
- Limit any customers in indoor areas to 30% Emergency Maximum Occupancy. Under this Executive Order, 30% Emergency Maximum Occupancy is the lowest number produced by applying the following two tests: 1. Limit the number of customers in the facility to thirty percent (30%) of stated fire capacity ( or, for spaces without a stated fire capacity, no more than seven (7) customers for every one thousand ( 1000) square feet of 15 the location's total square footage, including the parts of the location that are not accessible to customers or guests).
- Limit the number of people in any given room of the facility so that everyone can stay six (6) feet apart.
PHASE 2.5: Executive Order 163