Small Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions Are in Place in North Carolina

May 14, 2021

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Small Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions are in Place in North CarolinaGov. Roy Cooper announced that starting April 30 the indoor mass gathering limit will be increased to 100 people, while the outdoor mass gathering limit will be increased to 200. As reported by the Watauga Democrat in the article: "Cooper Makes Small Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions in New Executive Order for May", masks will no longer be required outside, bringing the state in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines. The Mayor stated that in addition to indoor masks, many strong safety requirements still remain in place for public places.

By June 1, the state expects to remove the mandatory capacity, mass gathering, and social distancing restrictions, according to Cooper; since he believes a good progress will be made during the month of May. He says the plan is to lift restrictions on June 1, but the decisions will be made following the science and data available.

Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said the state would not remove the indoor face mask requirement until at least two-thirds of adults in the state have received at least one vaccine dose. According to NCDHHS, about 38.5% of the population in North Carolina has received at least one COVID-19 shot as of April 28.

To read the article in detail, visit: "Cooper Makes Small Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions in New Executive Order for May".

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