COVID-19 Advisory

“Stay-at-Home” orders are in effect in Raleigh/Wake County and North Carolina. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More


Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) COVID-19 Response and Helpful Resources

Updated March 30, 2020, 5pm

Raleigh/Wake County is currently under “Stay-at-Home” orders through April 29 due to orders put into place by both Wake County and the state of North Carolina.

It’s important to note that while the state of North Carolina’s “Stay-at-Home” order is in effect, if there are stricter guidelines imposed by the Wake County order, those supersede what the state is calling for.

What is NOT allowed under the "Stay-at-Home" orders:

  • Gatherings of any size are prohibited.
  • Social distancing must be practiced while in public.
  • Public transportation should only be used if necessary. If public transport is a person’s primary way to get around, they should abide by social distancing best practices, standing and sitting at least 6 feet apart and using sanitizing products.
  • All non-essential facilities, services, operations and retail businesses must close.
  • People of any age with medical conditions should not leave their homes except to get medical care.

What IS allowed under the "Stay-at-Home" orders:

  • Visiting a local park, greenway or nature preserve while practicing social distancing.
  • Shopping for food at the grocery store or picking up take-out meals from a local restaurant.
  • Operating businesses that provide critical services like hospitals, government agencies and financial institutions.
  • Caring for a family member or pet in another household.
  • Providing childcare for parents who have to go to work at jobs that are considered essential.
  • Utilizing plumbers, electricians, exterminators and others who help maintain the safety and sanitation of residences.


As the official destination organization for Raleigh, N.C., we have the well-being of all visitors and residents of Wake County as our highest priority. We have been and will continue to gather information working with local, state and national agencies and encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities.

We appreciate the aggressive response to COVID-19 by federal, state and local officials and are hopeful the collective effort will continue to keep the risk of COVID-19 in Wake County to a minimum, restoring quality of life and commerce as soon as is safe.

For more local information, visit Wake County government’s COVID-19 page or see their FAQ page.

Follow the links below to find helpful resources, plus ways to help the hospitality industry in Wake County.