Starting on Friday, June 26 at 5:00 PM, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 147 went into effect, extending Phase 2 until July 17, 2020 and imposing further restrictions. Specifically, beginning Friday June 26, people in North Carolina are required to wear a mask in any public area where a six-foot social distance is unachievable. This face mask requirement applies to all employees of retail stores, restaurants, personal care businesses, and others. However, you are not required to wear a face mask if you’re exercising, actively eating or drinking, under 11 years old, in a personal vehicle, and more. Law enforcement is authorized to write citations only to business or organizations that fail to enforce the face mask requirement. Law enforcement cannot criminally enforce the face mask requirement on any individual workers, customers, or patrons.
If you want to learn more, click here for the full text of Executive Order No. 147.