NC Restaurants Can Serve Indoors In 'Modest' Rules Changes

May 21, 2020

Credit NC DPS

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is permitting restaurants, barbershops and salons to welcome customers indoors starting this weekend, but bars, gyms and other indoor entertainment will need to remain closed for another five weeks. The Democratic governor announced a new executive order on Wednesday that starts the second phase of easing restrictions that originally were issued in March. Cooper says he feels comfortable about virus data to extend starting Friday afternoon partial openings to dine-in eating at restaurants and for personal care services. But he said the order is more modest than originally anticipated because the number of overall cases continue to increase.