North Carolina soon could enter the final phase of reopening amid the novel coronavirus. Some Charlotte area businesses are ready with safety plans once that is allowed, while at least one vows not to wait much longer to reopen.
Bowlers could see every other lane in use and some movie theater patrons would be required to wear masks. There also will be temperature checks for guests before they hit the gym.
The final phase of the state’s stay-at-home order that would reopen all businesses is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. June 26.
But Gov. Roy Cooper has not decided whether to move to Phase 2.5 or Phase 3 as COVID-19 cases continue to spike. He is expected to disclose his plans in the next few days.
All non-essential N.C. businesses were ordered to close March 17 to stop the coronavirus spread.
Phase 2 started May 22, allowing restaurants, personal