NC Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions to Reflect New Public Health Recommendations

You can see the Governor’sMay 14, 2021 order here.

FAQs for Eased Restrictions Under Executive Order 215

The state has continued to make progress in its key COVID-19 metrics and has reduced risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

On May 13, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) acknowledged that the growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to transmit COVID-19 to others. In addition, the CDC issued new CDC guidance indicating that the face covering requirement and social distancing requirements can be lifted for fully vaccinated people. 

In North Carolina, more than half of the population has received one vaccination dose, and North Carolina is on track to have more people be fully vaccinated and at low risk from the disease. 

Therefore, considering the totality of these circumstances, the Governor has determined that the capacity restrictions, social distancing requirements, should be lifted in all settings and the general face covering requirement should be lifted in most settings.

The order becomes effective on May 14, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. and will remain in effect through June 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. 

Below are frequently asked questions and their answers. In addition, individuals should check with local governments to determine whether additional restrictions have been imposed in their local jurisdictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

This information is subject to change in light of new Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance and additional executive orders, further agency guidance or local government declarations.


The state has made a list of Frequently Asked Questions that our communities in Davie County are using as guidance. Always call ahead if you have questions about how a business or venue is implementing these safety precautions.

Click here to read the FAQ document in full. Or download it below.

Count on Me NC – Health Initiative

The Count on Me NC Program is a mutual pledge and public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe and protected and you can read more about how Davie County is keeping visitors safer here.

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, we recommend that you visit the North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub or the Centers for Disease Control website for the latest information and trends.