Governor Extends “Safer at Home” Phase 2 COVID-19 Restrictions

August 6, 2020
NC Capitol building

On Aug. 5, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 155, which further extends North Carolina’s “Safer At Home” Phase 2 through 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2020.

The new Executive Order extends and continues the measures of Executive Order No. 141. Executive Order No. 141 was previously amended by E.O. Nos. 147 (to include face covering requirements), 151 and 152.

As justification for extending Phase 2, which was first entered into on May 22, 2020, and has now been extended through Sept. 11, the governor cited several key metrics which have been trending in a concerning direction, including continued: increase in daily number of positive COVID-19 tests; high percentage of positive COVID-19 tests; increase in hospitalizations; and concerns about health care capacity.

The Phase 2 face covering requirements and all other Phase 2 restrictions will remain in effect through Sept. 11, 2020, unless amended by further action by Governor Cooper.

FAQs for Phase 2 requirements and the Phase 2 Extension may be accessed at this link.  

If you have questions regarding the Phase 2 Extension, please contact Alex Elkan or Ed Turlington, linked below.


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