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COVID-19 Restrictions

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Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a series of statewide orders restricting certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Phase 3 easing of restrictions is in effect. The direction of testing, contact tracing and other trends will determine the length of each phase. Orange County's state of emergency is in effect through Dec. 31.

The state recommends that those over age 65 or otherwise in a high-risk category remain at home except for work, commercial activity, outdoor exercise and to provide help to a loved one. Those in contact with people at high risk for the virus should use caution and follow the 3 Ws (Wear a face covering, Wait 6 feet apart, Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer) when outside their home.

The state prohibits most indoor gatherings of more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people. Everyone is directed to wear a face covering when around anyone who does not live in their household. There are a few exceptions. See the sections below for more information.