Rockingham County is under the State of North Carolina’s Executive Order enhancing Phase 3 restrictions. Through this order, there are several business and social restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID 19.
For those visiting our quaint county, we thank you for trusting us with your care and safety as you travel and experience all the wonderful things we have to offer in Rockingham County. We encourage you to travel and enjoy responsibly by practicing the three W’s (Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth; Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact; Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer). Visitors are advised to contact lodging properties and local businesses directly with and any questions you may have and encouraged to utilize online resources such as downloading visitor guides and brochures to limit person to person contact during this time.
Important Contact Information
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline-1866-432-3821
PHASE 3 EXTENDED
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 181 extending Phase 3 until February 28, 2021 to address the on-going, public health emergency. This extension means the continuation of the night-time public closure period and a modified “Stay at Home” order in place to address the current spike in COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations. Summary: Certain businesses are ordered to close to the public between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. During this time, all individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or the place they are staying for the night unless an exception applies such as traveling for purposes of personal safety, work, and obtaining essential supplies. Additionally, late-night alcohol sales are now prohibited for on-site consumption between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Business-specific requirements and exceptions to the stay at home order for individuals are listed below. For more information, please review the full Executive Order HERE.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions provided by the State.
We have been and will continue to gather information by working with local, state, and national agencies and encourage our visitors to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities.
LOCAL HOTELS & LODGING:
All hotels are open and ready to welcome travelers. Check out their enhanced hotel cleaning guidelines by various chains, in response to COVID-19 HERE .
MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT TRAVEL:
The U.S. Travel Association, Visit NC, NC Restaurant & Lodging Association etc. has issued a statement offering to “Make Fact-Based Decisions about Traveling.” Read the complete report HERE.
COUNT ON ME NC:
Various businesses have completed the new COVID-19 training and are now a participating #CountOnMeNC location. As you see this logo around Stokes County, please know that our partners have taken their already stringent disinfection safety measures the extra mile that you can count on!