Movie theaters, outdoor bars to operate at 30% capacity.
Noting that, “We’re cautiously encouraged about where we in the pandemic,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Sept. 30 that the state is moving into Phase 3 of re-opening by partially easing restrictions on some previously closed facilities and businesses.
- Under the new Executive Order, which will go into effect on Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. and will expire on Oct. 23:
- Large outdoor venues with seating for at least 10,000 can re-open at 7% capacity.
- Outdoor arenas and amphitheaters can re-open at 30% capacity or allow 100 people, whichever is smaller.
- Movie theaters and conference centers can re-open at 30% or allow 100 people, whichever is smaller.
- Bars can re-open for outdoor service at 30% of capacity or allow 100 people, whichever is smaller. For those bars that don’t have an outdoor capacity, seven customers will be allowed per 1,000 square feet. (The 11 p.m. curfew for serving alcohol in restaurants, and now bars, will continue.)
- Outdoor amusement park attractions can re-open at 30% capacity.