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Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will enter Phase 2 of reopening Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m.
The state’s overall key indicators have remained stable since Phase 1, but with the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Phase 2 will be a more modest step than originally planned
The stay at home order will be lifted and the state will shift to a safer at home recommendation.
Under Phase 2, some businesses and places will remain closed, including bars, night clubs, gyms, indoor entertainment venues, and public playgrounds.
Below are more details on what will be allowed under Phase 2.
• Mass gathering limits
• Indoors – no more than 10 people
• Outdoors – no more than 25 people
• Restaurants can re-open for dine-in customers at mostly a 50% capacity
• Personal care and grooming businesses can re-open at 50% capacity
• Swimming pools can open at 50% capacity
• Overnight and day camps can open with safety rules in place
As with previous orders, these restrictions are a floor and local governments can enact stricter rules if local leaders and health officials so choose. Currently, the order is set to remain in effect until June 26.
As of Thursday, May 21, these are the updated figures for Wilson County’s COVID-19 status:
• Total number of cases - 272
• Total number of recoveries - 163
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” — Proverbs 27:1