Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) COVID-19 Response and Helpful Resources
North Carolina is currently under a “Safer-at-Home” order and is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.
The "Safer-at-Home" Phase 2 runs through at least Fri., Sept. 11
What is NOT allowed under the "Safer-at-Home" order:
- Bars and nightclubs remain closed.
- Movie theaters, museums, bowling alleys, amusement parks, arcades and skating rinks remain closed.
- Bingo parlors and other gaming establishments remain closed.
- The following facilities that operate within an indoor space remain closed: spas, exercise facilities, gyms, fitness studios, martial arts facilities, dance studios, trampoline and rock-climbing facilities, roller skating rinks, ice staking rinks and basketball courts.
- Gatherings of more than 10 indoors/25 outdoors are prohibited. This includes meeting and event venues, amphitheaters, sporting venues and arenas, groups at beaches and groups at parks.
- Social distancing (6 feet apart from others) must be practiced while in public.
- It is required that a cloth face covering is worn in public places and when you may be within 6 feet of other people who are not household and family members. This would include indoor community, public and business settings as well as outdoors when you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
What IS allowed under the "Safer-at-Home" order:
- Dining at/in restaurants (can operate at 50% capacity with cleaning and social distancing requirements).
- Enjoying a drink at/in a brewery, brewpub, brewery taproom, winery or distillery (can operate at 50% capacity with cleaning and social distancing requirements).
- Visiting a personal care, grooming, massage or tattoo business (can operate at 50% capacity with cleaning and social distancing requirements).
- Shopping at retail businesses (can operate at 50% capacity with cleaning and social distancing requirements).
- Going to an indoor or outdoor pool (can operate at 50% capacity with cleaning and social distancing requirements).
- Visiting a local park, greenway or nature preserve while practicing social distancing.
- Attending a day or overnight camp (with public health requirements).
- Gathering together for social purposes, so long as they do not exceed the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
- Holding a wedding ceremony or funeral ceremony without gathering limits. However, receptions or visitations before or after weddings and funerals are subject to the mass gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
- Holding a worship, religious or spiritual gathering without gathering limits.
Face coverings are required statewide in public places.
North Carolina has a three-phase plan to reopen the state and restore businesses and ease travel restrictions.
For an overview of the current phase and next phase, see below.
We are in Phase 2 through at least Fri., Sept. 11
- Take the Count On Me NC pledge to help keep everyone healthy and find out how businesses are working to keep people safe!
- For businesses in Wake County's Designated Vulnerable Communities: Capital Area Workforce Development, in partnership with Wake County, has launched the Reopen Wake program to provide health and safety training to employers and staff. Get details here.
“Phase 3 will likely ease even more restrictions on businesses and increase occupancy and mass gathering limits, but this is subject to the data. Social distancing, hand hygiene and use of cloth face coverings will still be recommended. Depending on state COVID-19 trends, restrictions may be lifted more slowly or some restrictions may have to be reinstated to ensure the health and safety of North Carolinians.”
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.
Follow the links below to find helpful resources, plus ways to help the hospitality industry in Wake County.