With a total of just 55 total cases, and with only a handful of those still active, Anson County is one of the least-affected areas in the Charlotte region. Our businesses have worked to provide a safe environment for their employees and most have avoided shutdowns or significant layoffs. We're Open!
Governor Cooper today announced that PHASE 2 of the State's Reopening Plan will begin on Friday, May 22 at 5:00 P.M. The current modified stay-at-home order will be replaced by a "safer-at-home" order. Restaurants, hair and nail salons, barber shops, pools and overnight camps will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with strict social distancing and cleaning requirements. Bars, gyms, bowling alleys, theaters, playgrounds and museums will remain closed. The maximum number of people allowed to gather outside will be 25; inside will remain at 10.
These restrictions will be in place for five weeks, until June 26.
The state's coronavirus metrics look good in three out of four areas, but the number of confirmed cases continues to rise at a higher than acceptable level, leading the Governor to take this more cautious approach.