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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) is closely monitoring recommendations and actions coming from the local, state and federal levels regarding stay at home orders and possible return to workplace scenarios. We are committed to the health and safety of our team members, clients and guests.
The CRVA is working diligently in partnership with others to support the local restaurants, shops, attractions and other hospitality-related businesses that are essential to the quality of life we all know and love in the Queen City.
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced the further easing of several COVID-19 restrictions as trends stabilize across the state. Visit these links for more details about current restrictions, face covering requirements or to view a list of FAQs about Executive Order 204, which remains in place through April 30, 2021.
Some highlights of the current executive order include:
- Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings.
- Museums, aquariums, retail businesses and shops, salons and personal care shops may increase capacity up to 100% indoors and outdoors with safety protocols in place.
- Increases capacity up to 75% indoors and up to 100% outdoors for restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms and pools, and other recreation establishments.
- Bars, conference centers and reception venues, sports arenas, and other venues for live performances may increase capacity up to 50% indoors and outdoors.
- The mass gathering limit, which covers other kinds of gatherings not otherwise laid out in the order, is increased to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.
- Fully lifts the 11 p.m. curfew for on-site alcohol consumption.
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.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport has implemented safety measures throughout the gate and terminal areas, including more than 60 hand sanitizer dispensers in the terminals, as well as plexiglass barriers at TSA check-in, ticket counters and store counters. Charlotte Douglas has earned Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, recognizing that CLT has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities. Also, American Airlines, which serves approximately 150 destinations from CLT, is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation for its entire fleet of aircraft and Admirals Club lounges. Get the airport’s full list of procedures at cltairport.com.
No matter how you get here, there's a safe and stress-free way to get around Charlotte. Our transportation partners are working diligently to implement the safety measures in place by the CDC and Mecklenburg County Health Department. Check out the resources below for a full list of each partners' procedures.
Dine-in services are available with capacity limits, with many expanding their offerings to-go and al fresco dining. Restaurants may be open for on-premise dining at 75% capacity indoors and 100% capacity outdoors with distancing protocols in place. Bars may be open at 50% capacity both indoors and outdoors with distancing protocols in place.
Museums & Attractions
Museums and aquariums may operate at 100% capacity with safety protocols in place. Most locations in the Charlotte area are open to visitors, with many offering online ticketing or timed entry options.
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- Billy Graham Library
- Charlotte Museum of History
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
- Discovery Place
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
- Levine Museum of the New South
- McColl Center for Art + Innovation
- Mint Museum
- NASCAR Hall of Fame
- U.S. National Whitewater Center
Organized sports are allowed as long as social distancing is maintained and spectators are limited. See below for important updates regarding sporting events and venues in the city.
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
- Sign up for CharMeck Alerts, the region’s emergency and non-emergency alert system
- The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County on Twitter
Charlotte-Mecklenburg is coming together in a unified response to the COVID-19 Crisis under the leadership of the Department of Emergency Management. Those interested in volunteer opportunities can call the volunteer hotline at either (704) 432-4127 or (704) 432-4187. Learn more about volunteer and giving opportunities at https://charmeckresponds.org/.
HOSPITALITY PHILANTHROPY RESOURCES
Do you want to help the hospitality industry in Charlotte, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Below are resources on initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of workers who represent the city’s fourth largest industry.
CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER
The Charlotte Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention which has earned it the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. Learn more about how the Charlotte Convention Center is working to deliver memorable experiences while keeping guests safe at charlottemeetings.com/clean.
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