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COVID-19 Restrictions

Phase 2.5 changes

Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a series of statewide orders restricting certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Phase 2.5 easing of restrictions began at 5 p.m. Sept. 4 with conditions added by Orange County's declaration of a state of emergency. The direction of testing, contact tracing and other trends will determine the length of each phase. The county's state of emergency is in effect through Oct. 31.

The state orders recommend that people remain at home except for work, commercial activity, outdoor exercise and to provide help to a loved one. Orange County prohibits most indoor gatherings of more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people. Everyone is directed to remain at least 6 feet from anyone not in their household, and the state has mandated use of face coverings in many situations. See the face coverings section below for more information.