COVID-19 Information and Updates

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has extended the State's Safer at Home Order until July 17. Additionally, the Governor has required the use of face coverings as part of the Executive Order.  

Safer at Home Extension FAQs

Here is a breakdown of other aspects of the Safer at Home Order:

  • Vulnerable populations are encouraged to stay at home.
  • Restaurants can open for indoor dining at 50 percent capacity with social distancing and increased safety and cleaning protocols.
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.
  • Personal care services, grooming, and tattoo businesses may open at 50% capacity with social  distancing guidelines and limits on people in waiting areas.
  • Swimming pools can open at 50% capacity.
  • Bars, gyms, fitness centers, theaters, playgrounds, bowling alleys, skating rinks, museums, exercise facilities, gaming establishments, and night clubs are to remain closed.

Face Coverings Required

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan issued an emergency proclamation requiring face coverings to be worn anytime a person will be in contact with other people in public or private spaces where it is not possible to maintain proper social distancing. This declaration takes effect at 5 pm, Tuesday, June 23 and shall remain in effect until it is modified or rescinded by the Mayor. More details are available in the news release

NC Department Health and Human Services Guidance on Face Masks


NC Phase Two Information:

NC Covid-19 Information:

  • Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162.
  • Get updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

Restaurant Expansion into Public Right of Way Permitting

Greensboro restaurants may apply for a special event permit to offer outdoor dining on sidewalks, public streets, or on-street parking areas during NC’s Phase II of reopening, which runs through at least June 26. The City has waived special event permit fees for this purpose. The permitting process includes application review, applicant outreach, and a final site inspection.

Special Event Permit Application Process:

See the FAQs for more details. For questions about the permitting process, email the Special Events Office or call 336-373-4572.