Governor Cooper's Order Updates:
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What we are doing:
City of High Point staff has been meeting with County and State Health officials and monitoring the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. The City is taking recommended precautions and is following the guidelines outlined by the CDC. Additionally, we are taking proactive measures to promote the safety of patrons, participants, staff and our community.
Governor Cooper has declared Phase 2 of reopening will continue for another three weeks, meaning we will not be moving to Phase 3 this Friday, as previously planned. The Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have determined the data analyzed was not where it should be to lift restrictions further.
Bars, gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys remain closed. Gatherings are still restricted to no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. Restaurants’ dine-in services can continue at 50 percent capacity. Personal care businesses like salons and barbershops can also remain open at 50 percent capacity. These businesses will continue to have face covering and cleaning requirements and reduced numbers of people in waiting areas. Swimming pools can remain open at 50 percent capacity, and overnight and day camps can remain open with safety rules. Childcare facilities remain open and can enroll all children.
Governor Cooper also stated people must wear face coverings in public places, both indoors and outdoors, and where physical distancing is not possible. Exceptions include people with medical conditions, children under 11, people at home and people who are walking and others otherwise exercising outside when not within six feet of others.
Governor Cooper has declared Phase 3 of reopening will begin this Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have determined that the data indicates we can move forward to the final step of Cooper's three-part plan to reopen businesses and resume social activities during the pandemic.
Beginning Friday, large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 can operate at 7 percent capacity. Bars, nightclubs and dance halls can operate outdoors only at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is less. Music halls and venues for live performances can operate at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is less. Movie theaters can operate at 30 percent capacity or 100 customers per movie screening, whichever is less. Finally, the outdoor parts of amusement parks can operate at 30 percent capacity.
Alcohol sales for on-site consumption remain banned after 11 p.m., and mass gathering limits remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Additionally, the North Carolina face mask mandate is still in place.