The Who, What, Where Of Business Re-Openings

As North Carolina continues operating under Gov. Cooper's Phase II guidelines, some people are confused about those guidelines. This link takes you to the state's health and human services website.  It includes all state updates. https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance#phase-2-easing-of-restrictions

Lodging properties are open, contact them for specific operating details.  Restaurants, bars, breweries, taprooms, and wineries are operating under Phase II guidelines.  Some are waiting to re-open, others are open now with indoor and take-out service. Please, call before you drive out.  

U.S. Forest Service Trails remain open, restrooms and vault toilets are NOT open.  Plan ahead, follow their regulations, and use Google Maps or other similar mapping websites to find restrooms close to you.  This link takes you to the U.S. Forest Service site where openings/closures are listed and you can search for your favorite trail or campground.  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r8/recreation/safety-ethics/?cid=stelprdb5347410

The Blue Ridge Parkway is open, their visitor centers and restrooms are NOT open.  This link takes you to their interactive map, it shows real time road closures related to weather or repair projects. The site includes visitor centers and campgrounds, with operating details. https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?mapId=e212fcb5-4ff9-4787-bbe4-3d40cc0d0daa#11/35.7131/-81.7149

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