City of Raleigh Curfew Advisory

A citywide curfew is in effect, 10pm-5am. (This curfew is only in effect for the city of Raleigh, not the entirety of Wake County.) Read More


COVID-19 Advisory

A “Safer-at-Home” order is in effect in North Carolina. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal. Read More


Resources for Hospitality Business Owners and Employees

Updated June 1, 2020, 3:30pm

North Carolina is currently under a “Safer-at-Home” order and is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

See a quick summary of what is NOT allowed and what IS allowed here.

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.

Phase 3

“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.”

For hospitality business owners


​For unemployed hospitality workers

  • Job opportunities
  • N.C. Division of Employment Securit​y
  • N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
    • NCRLA has launched a relief fund to provide fast access to cash for restaurant and hotel workers immediately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund will support any of the tens of thousands of restaurant and hotel employees now facing significant financial hardship. The goal of the fund is to provide qualified applicants with $500 to help with the immediate expenses faced by many who have suddenly found themselves without work. Read more
  • Raleigh Music Venue Employee Fund
    • Organized by several downtown Raleigh music venues, 100% of the money collected from this fund will be equally distributed between 48 behind-the-scenes employees at The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, KINGS, Lincoln Theatre, Slims Downtown and The Wicked Witch. Venmo a contribution to @Raleigh-Downtown-Music-Venues. Read more
  • N.C. Artist Relief Fund
    • ​A collaboration between Artspace, PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), Theatre Raleigh, the United Arts Council and VAE, this fund was created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis. One hundred percent of donated funds will go directly to artists and arts presenters in N.C., including musicians, visual artists, actors, DJs, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians and other creative individuals and arts presenters who are experiencing widespread cancellations. Read more