COVID-19 Focus March 26

March 26, 2021 COVID-19 Focus: Good news for NC this week!

There have been some positive updates on the COVID-19 front this week. Let’s take a look at what changes are taking place in our state. Here are the highlights:

On Tuesday, March 23rd, Governor Cooper announced North Carolina Will Relax Some COVID-19 Restrictions with the continued “Dimmer Switch” approach. 

  • Executive Order 204 further eases restrictions in North Carolina, effective 5 p.m. March 26, 2021, until April 30, 2021.
    • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
    • Fully lifts the 11 p.m. curfew for on-site service of alcohol
    • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 50 people and the outdoor mass gathering limit to 100
    • Increases certain maximum occupancy limits (All businesses must continue to maintain the 6 feet of distance requirement between patrons and implement other safety protocols as they expand their capacity.)
  • Executive Order 183 (extended under Executive Order 190) is in effect until at least March 31, 2021

See the details on current NC restrictions.

Read the full press release.

On Thursday, March 25th, Governor Cooper Announced Accelerated Timeline for Vaccination Eligibility.

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., announced an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility with the rest of Group 4 eligible on Wednesday, March 31st and all adults eligible beginning Wednesday, April 7th.

Read the full press release.

Visit the NCDHHS website to Find Your Spot Take Your Shot.

City of Southport leadership is following these new developments closely and will be incorporating them while planning next steps for Southport.