Aug. 17, 2021
Safety guidelines and requirements
Wake County municipality mask mandates:
- Wake County municipality):
Face masks are required indoors within limits of the following cities and towns, regardless of vaccination status (this only applies to the municipalities listed below, not any other
- City of Raleigh (effective as of Aug. 13, 5pm)
- Town of Cary (effective as of Aug. 18, 5pm)
- Town of Garner (effective as of Aug. 20, 8am)
- Town of Knightdale (effective as of Aug. 20, 7am)
- Town of Morrisville (effective as of Aug. 20, 7am)
- Town of Rolesville (effective as of Aug. 20, 7am)
- Town of Zebulon (effective as of Aug. 20, 7am)
- Masks must be worn inside all Wake County government-owned buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Details
- Masks must be worn inside town/city government-owned buildings in the following Wake County municipalities, regardless of vaccination status:
- Face masks are required on public buses and rail systems (get 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.
Recommendations for large venues
It is strongly recommended that all individuals continue to wear face coverings in all large indoor seating facilities with a seating capacity greater than 5,000 individuals, unless an exception applies. (See a list of places above where masks are currently required in Wake County.)
Downtown Raleigh convention center complex
See the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex Re-Opening Guide here.
Tips for event organizers/meeting planners
If you’re an event organizer, we encourage you to work directly with your contracted venues, host hotels and vendors within Wake County.
If you have specific questions about COVID-19 and events, you should reach out to the Wake County COVID-19 Response Hotline via email at email@example.com or call 919.856.7044. Someone from the public health team will return your message.
For additional resources for meetings and events, please review the U.S. Travel Association’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Coronavirus (COVID-19) Toolkit found here.
Airport/bus/train station impacts
GoRaleigh transit system has implemented rear door boarding. Face coverings are required while riding. Get details here.
GoRaleigh R-LINE free downtown circulator: temporarily suspended. Get details here.
Learn what RDU International Airport is doing to combat the spread, here.
Learn what Amtrak and Raleigh Union Station Terminal are doing to combat the spread, here.