Travel To/Within Wake County
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.
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.
Travel safety tips
We encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance from the CDC and make fact-based travel decisions.
Current recommended best practices for travelers includes:
- Even if not required, face masks are encouraged to be worn inside buildings, facilities, businesses and places where transmission could be high, regardless if you are vaccinated. (See notes above for places where face masks are required in Wake County.)
- Do not travel if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.