Staying Ahead of the Curve

North Carolina is taking a multi-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing and trends and in consultation with members of the business community – to restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives. Learn more below about restrictions currently in place.

Current Restrictions

The table below provides a general summary of restrictions and measured imposed under recent executive orders as well as frequently asked questions and relevant guidance from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional guidance is also available.

Executive Order Summary

Executive Order 215 (English)

Executive Order 215 (Spanish)

Extended under Executive Order 220

Effective until at least 5 p.m. July 30:
  • Lifts all mandatory capacity and gathering limits
  • Lifts all social distancing requirements
  • Lifts mandatory mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings, excluding, public transportation, child care, schools, prisons and certain public health settings