North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the state will begin lifting gathering limits, social distancing requirements and indoor mask requirements for most settings, effective May 14, 2021, and will continue to be in effect until 5 p.m., July 30, 2021.
North Carolina is currently providing vaccinations to all North Carolinians age 12 and up. For information about vaccine distribution and eligibility in your county, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines and select your county for details.
In North Carolina, the governor announced that fully vaccinated people can safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others. Exceptions include in hospitals and health care facilities and on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in transportation hubs such as airports and stations. And, while restrictions have been lifted, private businesses can still require masks. If you need medical care, please contact your primary care physician to find out which services are currently being offered as specific medical procedures that will be allowed will vary per health system.