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Phase III Reopening: What it Means to You
Important COVID-19 Updates from Governor Cooper's Office
This past weekend, North Carolina entered Phase III of Governor Cooper's plan to reopen the State.


  • Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.
 
  • Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, such as arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.
 
  • Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.

  • Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity – or 100 guests, whichever is less.
 
  • Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy, outdoor attractions only.
 
  • The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

  • The 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to Friday, October 23.
  
State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when Executive Order 169 expires October 23.

All are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings in public.
TOWN HALL SCHEDULED TO REOPEN NOVEMBER 9
Safety protocols to be implemented to protect staff and visitors
As part of Phase III, Town Hall will reopen to the public as follows:

October 15 - November 3: 2020 General Election
Town Hall will be a polling location for the Board of Elections during early voting and on Election Day. To help maintain social distancing, the building will only be open to voters during this period. Face coverings will be encouraged, and the Board of Elections will have masks available for those in need.

November 9: General Public
We plan to re-open fully to the general public beginning Monday, November 9. This will allow time for proper disinfecting protocols following the election.

All Town Hall visitors will be required to wear a face covering. Visitors should also expect temperature checks, health screening questions, and other precautions upon entering the building.
DON'T MISS OUR NEXT VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT
We'll see you tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.
 
Grab your cup of joe, and join our next
Connecting Cornelius!

We'll meet tomorrow morning, October 5, via Zoom.

You'll hear a County and Town update from Mecklenburg County Public Health Director
Gibbie Harris and Town Manager Andrew Grant.

The highlight of the meeting will be a presentation on Mayor Washam's new Housing Study Committee by Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron.

Mr. Herron will share the history of housing in Cornelius, the committee's charter, and plans for its
inaugural meeting on Thursday, October 8.

As usual, the conversation will conclude with a question and answer session.

Feel free to submit questions in advance to TownofCornelius@Cornelius.org.
 
We hope you'll join us via Zoom!

  Meeting ID: 813 4232 0251
(No password required)
 
Attendees are encouraged to RSVP
NEED AN EXTRA FACE COVERING?
Stop by the Cornelius Habitat for Humanity ReStore and pick up your free mask!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
This year we're bringing the party to you!

The Cornelius Police and PARC Departments are teaming up to host a Parade of Lights for
National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6, beginning at 5 p.m.

Be on the lookout for two parades throughout Cornelius. You can join us safely by stepping outside to wave and cheer,
or you can join our live Zoom event.

For the most up to date information, including the parade routes and Zoom details, be sure to
LOOKING FOR SOME FAMILY FUN THIS FALL?
Check out PARC's October calendar of events and activies
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