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North Carolina Reopening Checklist

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Published August 4th, 2020

The State of North Carolina's Reopening

The State of North Carolina has taken a three-phased reopening approach to gradually lift restrictions and minimize the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. As of now, North Carolina remains in Safer At Home Phase 2 until at least Friday, August 7. In Phase 2 of North Carolina's reopening plan, the following guidelines take into effect:

  • The Stay at Home Order is lifted and moves the state to a Safer at Home recommendation.
  • Restaurants can open for on-premises dining with limits on occupancy, specific requirements for disinfection of common spaces and 6 feet between each group of customers sitting at each table.
  • Child care businesses can reopen to serve all children, as long as they follow state health guidelines.
  • Overnight camps can operate, following specific public health requirements and guidance.Allows personal care, grooming, massage and tattoo businesses to open with specific requirements for disinfection of equipment, face coverings for the service providers, 6 feet of distance between customers and at 50% reduced occupancy.
  • Indoor and outdoor pools can repen with 50% reduced occupancy, following specific public health requirements
  • People are now allowed to gather together for social purposes, so long as they do not exceed the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
  • Sporting and entertainment events can occur in large venues for broadcast to the public, so long as the events occur in large venues and spectators are limited to the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

The length and extent of reopening restrictions in North Carolina continually evolves depending on the number of cases and pace of infections. Watch out for the latest updates in North Carolina’s reopening plan through

Reopening Tool To Help North Carolina Stay Ahead of the Curve

iAuditor by SafetyCulture is a versatile mobile app that can help North Carolina-based business owners achieve and maintain compliance with state-mandated COVID-19 safety guidelines regardless of their industry. To help with the reopening of businesses in North Carolina, we are offering ready-to-use digital checklists business owners can use for free to ensure the safety of their workers and customers. Download iAuditor today.

Disclaimer: Please note that these checklists are hypothetical examples and provide basic information only. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should also seek professional advice to determine if the use of such checklists are permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.