COVID-19 Advisory

N.C. is currently in Phase 3 of its reopening plan.
Face coverings are required statewide.
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

March 26, 2021

North Carolina is currently in Phase 3 of its reopening plan

Phase 3 runs through at least Fri., April 30
Get details
See current FAQ


Current maximum capacity limits (with cleaning and social distancing requirements)

100% for:

  • Museums
  • Retail businesses
  • Personal care, grooming, massage or tattoo businesses
  • Local parks, greenways, nature preserves or playgrounds
  • Worship, religious or spiritual gatherings
  • Wedding or funeral ceremonies (wedding receptions at event venues are subject to event guidelines)

75% indoors/100% outdoors for:

  • Restaurants
  • Breweries, brewpubs, brewery taprooms, wineries and distilleries
  • Amusement parks, bowling alleys and skating rinks
  • Gyms and fitness studios

50% indoors/75% outdoors for:

  • Movie theaters
  • Arcades

50% indoors and outdoors, with no occupancy limits, for:

  • Bars
  • Arenas, amphitheaters and other venues for viewing live performances and live music
  • Arenas, stadiums and other venues for viewing spectator sports
  • Night clubs
  • Meeting and event venues


Mass gathering, social distancing and face covering guidelines

  • Mass gatherings for social purposes of more than 50 indoors/100 outdoors are prohibited. This does not include planned, safe events at business types mentioned above following capacity and health and safety guidelines.
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart from others) must be practiced while in public.
  • A cloth face covering must be worn both indoors and outdoors when you are within 6 feet of people who are not household and family members.


Face coverings are required statewide


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 information, visit the state of North Carolina’s COVID-19 page.

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