Last updated: May 17, 2021 10:30am
Governor Roy Cooper has announced additional restrictions have been eased under his most recent executive order, which is in effect as of May 14, 2021. North Carolina’s mask mandate and mass gathering limits have been lifted in most situations.
If traveling, individuals are encouraged to check with local governments to determine whether additional limitations are still in place (e.g., visitor centers), and to contact lodging establishments directly for their most up-to-date information. Please use DriveNC.gov for real-time information on rest areas, resources and traffic.
North Carolinians and out-of-state visitors are also encouraged to download SlowCOVIDNC, an exposure notification app that alerts users when they may have had an unknown community exposure. The app does not collect any personally identifiable information.
If exploring outside, please follow the Outdoor NC and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ recommendations for slowing the spread of the virus so we can continue to enjoy nature responsibly.
More information about local restaurant resources specific to North Carolina destinations can be found via their local tourism organization, which can be found here. Visit Count On Me NC to see a list of businesses – restaurants, lodging, attractions and others – that have completed the Count On Me NC training, as these businesses are making a concerted effort to help keep everyone safe and healthy. As a guest, you can take your own pledge, too, to show you’re doing your part.
For more information on North Carolina relating to coronavirus, visitors can go to the website for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.