To continue the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper has issued a Stay at Home order for the entire state of North Carolina until Wednesday, April 29.

This order instructs everyone to stay at home unless visiting essential businesses, exercising outdoors or helping a family member. It also bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to keep a distance of 6 feet between one another.

Restaurants and bars are only open for take-out and delivery orders, and closed to all dine-in customers. More information about take-out and delivery options and other local resources specific to North Carolina destinations can be found here.

All visitor centers, campground areas and picnic shelters at North Carolina state parks are closed until further notice (some trails remain open), with various state parks (plus Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and state forests closed completely. Additionally, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry System has adopted alternate schedules, and North Carolina's nine welcome centers are closed. Please use DriveNC.gov for real-time information on rest areas, resources and traffic if traveling is absolutely necessary.

More Visitor Information

Individuals should check with local governments to determine whether additional restrictions have been imposed. Please note everyone must adhere to the governor’s order, and if a local order contains more restrictive requirements, the local order must be followed.

For more information on North Carolina relating to coronavirus, visitors can go to the website for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.