Community Events

North Carolina will continue to stay paused in Safer At Home Phase 2. Executive Order 155 extends the Phase 2 restrictions for an additional five weeks until Friday, September 11.

In Phase 2 Safer At Home, gatherings of more than 10 people in a single indoor space remains prohibited. In outdoor spaces, gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. Outlined in Executive Order 151, parties and receptions, like all other private events or convenings which are not excepted from the prohibition on mass gatherings, are restricted to the mass gathering limit. This limit applies regardless whether the event takes place in a restaurant, in a conference center, in a hotel ballroom, in a venue that is used exclusively for receptions or parties, or in some other space open under this Executive Order.

Read Phase 2 Extension FAQs

Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about mass gatherings or community events.

Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Community- and faith-based organizations, whose members may include high-risk populations, should plan for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their local communities.

While regular faith-based gatherings are an important part of many North Carolinians’ lives, it is important to protect high-risk individuals from potential exposure to COVID-19.

The mass gathering limit and other requirements of Executive Order 141 do not apply to worship, religious, and spiritual gatherings, funeral ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, and other activities constituting the exercise of First Amendment rights. Individuals are encouraged to follow the Three Ws to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19. Read the guidance for places of worship and religious services and learn more from the CDC about ways to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Mass Transit

Mass transit operators should maximize opportunities for cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces. People should avoid using mass transit (e.g. buses, trains) while sick. Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about local travel, including mass transit.

Guidance for Mass Gatherings