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Safer at Home Requirements and Restrictions State of NC Phased Re-Opening Plan State & County Announcements

Understand the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 response and restrictions.

Latest Update:

At 5 p.m. on Friday, August 13, the City of Raleigh issued a mandatory mask mandate. Citing the increase in COVID-19 cases, Raleigh's Mayor with support of City Council, is requiring face covering use in indoor spaces within the City limits. This requirement will be in place regardless of a person’s vaccination status.

Safer at Home Requirements and Restrictions

State of NC Phased Re-Opening Plan

North Carolina is taking, a three-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing and trends and in consultation with members of the business community – to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives.

As of 5 p.m., July 30, 2021, there are no restrictions or measures imposed by executive order for the general public. It is important that the general public pay attention to municipal mask mandates and follow those mandates accordingly.

COVID-19 and variants of the virus, however, remain a threat as North Carolina experiences a rapid increase in cases among those who are unvaccinated. To find a vaccine location, go to

State & County Announcements

The State of North Carolina and Wake County continues to lead the COVID-19 response. These resources are available now to business owners and operators:

Find more information on the state-led response to the virus.

Find more information on the county-led response to the virus. The Wake County Emergency Operations Center has a hotline for general COVID-19 questions, 919-250-1500.

Visit the NC Department of Commerce Employment Security to learn more about COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance.

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