Reopening Cabarrus Phase 3 Information and Tools

General Reopening Information

Phase 3 FAQ

  • Executive Order 181 extends current restrictions, effective Dec. 11 until at least 5 p.m. Jan. 8.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has updated guidance discontinuing the recommendation to require a negative test to return to work.
Updated Return to Work Testing Guidance
Cabarrus Health Alliance - Business Guidance Update Video

 It is important to note:

  • If infections spike or benchmark trends begin to move in the wrong direction, the state may move to a previous phase to protect public health.
  • The best science and data available will be used to make all decisions and continue consultation with business and industry leaders.

3 S’s: Screening, Signage and Sanitation 

"Core Signage, Screening, and Sanitation Requirements" are the following actions which establishments open to the public under the terms of this Executive Order must follow, namely:

  1. Post the Emergency Maximum Occupancy in a noticeable place. (Click for Sample Signage)
  2. Post signage reminding attendees, customers, and workers about social distancing (staying at least six (6) feet way from others) and requesting that people who have been symptomatic with fever and/or cough not enter. (Click for Sample Signage)
  3. Conduct daily symptom screening of workers, using a standard interview questionnaire of symptoms, before workers enter the workplace. (Sample Screening Checklist: English  -  Spanish)
  4. Immediately isolate and remove sick workers.
  5. Perform frequent and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas with an EPA-approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus the causes COVID-19). (CDC Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting) (PDF)

Business Information

Information on Assessing Workplace Hazards - US Department of Labor
Working Safe - Best Practices for Employers  (PDF)
Guidance for Temperature Screening and Symptom Checks (PDF)
Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce – Smart Restart (Link)
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers (PDF)
CDC Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting (PDF)
Count On Me NC Program - Information covered in the Count On Me NC Program includes businesses that are to remained closed during Phase 2.

Daycare Information

Swimming Pools

Youth Programs and Camps

CDC Youth Programs and Camps During COVID-19 Decision Tree

Interim Guidance for Overnight Camp Settings
Interim Guidance for Day Camp Settings