Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order banning mass gatherings of 100 or more. What’s included and what’s not?
A mass gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than one hundred (100) persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This includes parades, fairs and festivals.
A mass gathering does not include normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where more than one hundred (100) persons are gathered.
It also does not include office environments, restaurants, factories, grocery stores or other retail establishments.