What You Need to Know
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) is closely monitoring recommendations and actions coming from the local, state and federal levels regarding stay at home orders and possible return to workplace scenarios. We are committed to the health and safety of our team members, clients and guests.
The CRVA is working diligently in partnership with others to support the local restaurants, shops, attractions and other hospitality-related businesses that are essential to the quality of life we all know and love in the Queen City.
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced the easing of several COVID-19 restrictions as trends stabilize across the state. Visit these links for more details about current restrictions, face covering requirements or to view a list of FAQs about Executive Order 195, which remains in place through March 26, 2021.
Some highlights of the current executive order include:
- Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
- Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
- Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
- Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
- Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
- Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
- Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
- Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)
Overwhelming evidence shows that wearing a face covering can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially from people who have it and don’t know it yet. This is a simple way to control this virus while we protect ourselves and the people around us.
From the NC Department of Health and Human services:
- Interim Guidance for Indoor Fitness Centers and Gym Settings
- North Carolina Recreation & Park Association COVID Response
- Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth, College & Amateur Sports Programs
Who to Follow
In an effort to gather all the COVID-19 related information from a wide range of state agencies, North Carolina has launched a new COVID-19 web portal at nc.gov/covid19.
- N.C. Division of Public Health (NCDPH) on Twitter
- Mecklenburg County (NC) Public Health (MCPH) department’s webpage for updates
- Sign up for CharMeck Alerts, the region’s emergency and non-emergency alert system
- The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County on Twitter
Hotel Cleaning Commitments
Learn more about how our fellow hospitality partners are keeping guests safe while visiting the Queen City.