RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper said during a news conference on Tuesday that North Carolina will take another step toward Phase 3 in October if coronavirus cases remain stable.
Cooper said that outdoor venues with a seating capacity over 10,000 can open at 7% capacity starting on Oct. 2.
Under Phase 3:
- Restrictions for vulnerable populations will be lessened with encouragement to continue practicing social distancing
- Increased capacity at restaurants, bars, other businesses, houses of worship and entertainment venues will be allowed.
- The number of people allowed at gatherings will be increased.
- Rigorous restrictions on nursing homes and congregate care settings will continue.
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