Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area

Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. Read More


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

Jan. 21, 2022

Safety guidelines and requirements

Wake County municipality mask mandates:

*Effective as of Aug. 20, 2021, and extended as of Nov. 1, 2021. The mandate can be safely lifted when the trending positivity rate of COVID-19 is less than 5% and the seven-day average is less than 50 cases per 100,000 people, marking moderate community transmission per the CDC.

As of 5pm, July 30, 2021, there are no restrictions or measures imposed by the State of N.C. by executive order for the general public.* Details

  • See notes above regarding where face coverings are required in Wake County.
  • Capacity restrictions are lifted in all settings.
  • Social distancing requirements have been lifted in all settings.

*Businesses can still require guests to wear face coverings in their establishments. Also, counties and cities in N.C. can continue to enact ordinances and issue state of emergency declarations that impose greater restrictions or prohibitions.

Current Wake County transmission level and vaccination data

Data here on updated weekly. See the CDC's website for up-to-the-day information.

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've appreciated the 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.

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.