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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

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Explore Nash County has the well-being of all visitors and residents of Nash County/Rocky Mount as our highest priority.

Governor Roy Cooper today issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25, and runs through Friday, December 11. In addition to extending Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements, the Order tightens the existing statewide mask requirement – making it clear that everyone needs to wear a mask whenever they are with someone who is not from the same household. The Order also adds the mask requirement to several additional settings including any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance; gyms even when exercising; all schools public and private; and all public or private transportation when traveling with people outside of the household. Read the full press release:…/cases-rising-rapidly-north…

Under Phase 3 View details of North Carolina’s phased opening HERE. Stay ahead of the curve by reading up on opening requirements for local businesses HERE.

We have been and will continue to gather information by working with local, state, and national agencies and encourage our visitors to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities.

All hotels are open and ready to welcome our travelers. Check out their enhanced hotel cleaning guidelines by various brands in response to COVID-19 HERE.

The U.S. Travel Association, Visit North Carolina, N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association etc. has issued a statement offering “Make Fact-Based Decisions About Traveling.” Read more HERE.

Various businesses have completed the new COVID-19 training and are now a participating #CountOnMeNC location. As you see this logo around Nash County, please know that our partners have taken their already stringent disinfection safety measures the extra mile that you can count on!

Visit to learn more about enhanced safety measures we’ve implemented and to take the pledge yourself. Find locally registered Count on Me NC businesses HERE.

Earlier this Spring I found myself in a unique situation as a tourism marketer. Instead of encouraging people to come for a visit, I was telling them to stay home, stay safe. With one executive order, the pause button was pressed on travel. To say that Covid 19 has changed the tourism industry is an understatement. In fact, it has made us question every decision of where we want to travel, what we plan to do, and whom we plan to see from six feet apart READ MORE.