Face coverings mandatory in public effective today at 5 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 7:58am

On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 147 extending Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan until July 17 and requiring face masks be worn in public. Beginning today (Friday, June 26) at 5 p.m., every North Carolinian in an indoor public space, or in an outside public space when unable to physically distance from others, will be required to wear a face covering. These places include, but are not limited to:

  • public facilities

  • child care and long-term care facilities

  • health care

  • manufacturing

  • retail businesses

  • public transit

  • restaurants

Exceptions to the mask requirement apply to children under 11, those with certain medical conditions and people exercising outdoors away from other people. Other exceptions allow for people to remove masks while communicating with someone who is hearing impaired, while receiving medical treatment, or while giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience. You are also not required to wear a mask while riding in a personal vehicle.

In accordance with Executive Order (EO) 147, all visitors to the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and other Town facilities will be required to wear a face mask or face covering beginning today (Friday, June 26) at 5 p.m. For more information, call Town Hall at 919-435-9400.

To view EO 147, visit https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf.

FAQs for EO 147 are available at https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO-147-FAQ.pdf.

Information on the details of Phase 2 requirements can be found at https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Phase-2-FAQ.pdf.

Wake Forest Town Hall