NC's Phase 2 Extended with Statewide Face Covering Mandate

Date: 6/25/20

While many of us hoped that North Carolina would soon enter Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that Phase 2 would be extended to July 17th. In addition, he directed that face coverings must be worn in public places.

“North Carolina is relying on the data and the science to lift restrictions responsibly,” said Governor Cooper. “And right now, our increasing numbers show we need to hit the pause button while we work to stabilize our trends. We need to all work together so we can protect our families and neighbors, restore our economy, and get people back to work and our children back to school.”

Especially at this time of year, we are pleased to host our visitors from near and far, but what makes us such a vibrant community is what may make us vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19. To ensure the health and safety of all in North Topsail Beach, we ask that all our visitors and residents follow the governor’s mandate and wear face coverings when in public.

“We pride ourselves on helping our neighbors,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen, NCDHHS Secretary. “The best way we can do that now is by taking the simple action of wearing a face covering that covers your nose and mouth. If we each do our part, we can get back to the people and places we love.”

To help your neighbors and loved ones, please observe the following:

  1. Maintain social distancing both indoors and outdoors

  2. Wash hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds

  3. Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people

  4. If you feel sick, stay home

  5. Wear A CLOTH FACE COVERING if you must leave your home

Remember, “Wearing is Caring"; protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. For more local information and resources, please visit

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