Executive Order 181

As of 5 PM on December 11, there is a temporary night time public closure period and a modified “Stay at Home” order in place to address the current spike in COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations.


Certain businesses are ordered to close to the public between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. During this time, all individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or the place they are staying for the night, unless an exception applies such as traveling for purposes of personal safety, work and obtaining essential supplies. Additionally, late night alcohol sales are now prohibited for on-site consumption between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

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