What You Need to Know
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) has closed its venues and offices, including the Charlotte Convention Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bojangles' Entertainment Complex, Visit Charlotte and Visitor Info Centers in the best interests of our employees and in compliance with national, state, and local orders and recommendations regarding mass gatherings, teleworking and social distancing. CRVA employees, including Charlotte Convention Center and Visit Charlotte team members, are working remotely during this time and are available should you need them.
The CRVA has an internal task force closely monitoring recommendations and actions coming from the local, state and federal levels regarding stay at home orders and possible return to workplace scenarios. Team members on this committee are leading the efforts in developing return-to-workplace protocols and safety guidelines to address operational processes and human contact health risk mitigations.
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced that the statewide Phase 2 ‘Safer at Home’ Order will be extended through Friday, August 7. In addition, North Carolinians will be required to wear face coverings in public (both indoor and outdoor), when physical distancing is not possible. View Phase 2 Extension FAQs.
During this “Phase 2” of reopening, restaurants can open for on-premise dining at 50 percent capacity with six feet distance between each group of customers. Certain businesses such as bars, nightclubs, gyms, indoor entertainment venues, playgrounds, etc., will remain closed. Mass gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors.
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. Governor Cooper urged everyone to be a leader in wearing face coverings and encouraged businesses to be strong in enforcing it.
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
- The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County on Twitter