Raleigh’s City Council enacted a State of Emergency in March 2020 as the risk of COVID-19 infections began to grow. While there are some business restrictions that are unique to Raleigh, the city is mostly following the gradual re-opening plan for the state of North Carolina. Here is an update on the Raleigh, NC COVID guidelines:
What is Raleigh’s reopening plan?
Raleigh and all of North Carolina are currently in Phase 3 of the gradual re-opening plan. Restrictions have eased since the original Stay at Home Order, Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 2.5 began. In Phase 3 there are still COVID-related rules in place.
Is it mandatory to wear a mask in Raleigh during COVID-19 pandemic?
Raleigh has a mask mandate in place that orders them to be worn inside public buildings and outside when social distancing isn’t possible. This aligns with North Carolina’s Face Coverings Mandate.
Are restaurants open in Raleigh?
Raleigh’s restaurants are open at reduced capacity based on the emergency occupation of the building. Most restaurant owners have spaced tables apart and removed some of the seating at the bar. There is a big emphasis on wiping down tables, chairs, and counters between customers. Some restaurants have also taken the extra steps of adding plexiglass dividers between tables. Raleigh’s restaurants have been open for takeout and delivery during all three phases.
The city of Raleigh has a mandate in place that bans alcohol sales between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m at bars, restaurants, and stores.
Are gyms open in Raleigh?
Gyms and other physical exercise facilities were allowed to reopen at reduced capacity during Phase3. They are allowed to have 30 percent of the maximum emergency capacity inside at any one time. Gym owners have been told to allow 6 feet of distance between patrons in classes, using equipment, or waiting in line. Gyms have been told to make sanitizing and disinfecting a top priority.
What businesses and services are open in Raleigh?
All businesses and services in Raleigh are open. Most of them have limits on how many people can congregate inside and accommodations should have been made to allow people to keep 6 feet of distance between themselves and others. Employees and customers should be wearing masks or other face coverings.
What does Raleigh define as “essential business” during COVID?
During the Stay at Home order in March, essential workers were defined as those employed in fields like emergency services, healthcare, government, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. Phase 1 eliminated any distinction between essential and non-essential workers.
Are large gatherings allowed in Raleigh?
Indoor gatherings must be 25 people or less and outdoor gatherings are restricted to 50 people or less.
How to keep business going during COVID?
Successful businesses have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions by responding to customer demand in the safest way possible. Robust curbside operations, increased online shopping options, and dining areas expanded outside into parking lots are all ways business owners have adapted to the pandemic. Enviro-Master of Raleigh can help businesses re-open and stay safe with our COVID cleaning service and bathroom cleaning service. Contact us today to learn more!