October 2, 2020

Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 is a national public health crisis affecting North Carolina and Charlotte. See below for important updates regarding meetings and conventions in the city.

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.

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 another careful step forward, moving North Carolina Phase 3 of easing restrictions, beginning Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. through at least 5 p.m. on Oct. 23. North Carolinians continue to be required to wear face coverings in public (both indoor and outdoor), when physical distancing is not possible. Visit these links for more details about Executive Order 169 or to view a list of FAQs about Phase 3.

During this phase of reopening:

  • Restaurants may be open for on-premise dining at 50% capacity with six feet of distance between each group of customers.
  • Bars may operate outdoors at 30% capacity or 100 guests, whichever is less. Bars that do not have outdoor seating may use the guideline of seven people per 1,000 square feet.
  • Museums and aquariums may operate at 50% capacity.
  • Meeting spaces in hotels, conference centers, meeting halls, and reception venues may host receptions, meetings and other functions, subject to reduced capacity limits and other restrictions.
  • Music-halls, night clubs, lounges, venues for live performances, arenas with spectators, and theaters where guests are seated may reopen subject to reduced capacity limits.
  • Mass gathering limits are 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors.
  • Small outdoor venues like arenas or amphitheaters may open at 30% capacity or 100 guests, whichever is less.
  • Outdoor areas of amusement parks may reopen at 30% capacity.
  • Music-halls, night clubs, lounges, venues for live performances, arenas with spectators, and theaters where guests are seated may reopen subject to reduced capacity limits.
  • Establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption must cease alcohol sales and service at 11 p.m. and may not resume them until 7 a.m. View Alcohol Sales & Services FAQs.

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.

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