Saturday, September 5, 2020

North Carolina Phase 2.5

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In an interesting turn of events, Governor Cooper of North Carolina made an announcement regarding Safer at Home a week earlier than the planned September 11th date. Effective at 5:00p.m. on Friday, September 4th, he moved the state from Phase 2 into Phase 2.5. The change allows indoor gatherings of up to 25 people and outdoor gatherings of up to 50. Playgrounds can reopen, museums and aquariums can open at 50% capacity, and fitness centers can open at 30% capacity. The other restrictions from Phase 2 remain in place, and wearing a mask in public is still required - mandatory in indoor spaces as well as outdoors when the 6' of social distancing cannot be maintained. Despite the grim COVID-19 statistics in North Carolina, it is felt that the numbers have stabilized enough to take another baby step forward. Time will tell...

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