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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Ready to Welcome You Back

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

PHASED OPENING OF BUSINESSES:

All Capacity Restrictions, Social Distancing Requirements, and Mask Mandate Lifted for Restaurants, Hotels, and Bars!

Effective immediately, all capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements are lifted for restaurants, bars, and meeting spaces in hotels. Gov. Cooper announced today that he is lifting Executive Order 209 ahead of schedule, which kept current capacity restrictions in place through the month of May. Gov. Cooper also lifted the mask mandate, based on the latest CDC guidance which states that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume activities indoors or outdoors without masks or distancing, in gatherings large or small.

Executive Order 210 remains in place until June 1, 2021, which extends the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission’s authorization to permit the delivery or carry-out of mixed beverages as an alternative to onsite consumption.

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.

LOCAL HOTELS & LODGING:
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.

MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT TRAVEL:
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.

COUNT ON ME NC:
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 countonmenc.org 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.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BARBARA GREEN:
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.