North Carolina could move into its third phase of reopening next week if COVID-19 trends remain stable, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday.
In the meantime, Cooper said large entertainment venues should prepare to reopen at 7% capacity Oct. 2, giving them time to put safety precautions in place.
“We will continue analyzing our data and indicators as we determine how to move forward safely in other areas that may be included in the new order on Oct. 2,” Cooper said. “In it, we hope to ease some other restrictions, while still keeping safety protocols like masks, social distancing and mass gathering limits in place.”