For Immediate Release
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North Carolina health officials have released guidelines for North Carolinians as they participate in fall-related activities. The guidelines show that due to COVID-19, Phase 2.5 restrictions prohibit hayrides, train rides, and any fair-type games. The guidelines say capacity will be limited to 50% at places like pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and animal attractions.
"Any scenario in which people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission," NCDHHS said. "This includes fall-related events in North Carolina such as outdoor activities at farms, pumpkin patches, haunted houses/trails, and agritourism events."
The new guidelines also place mass gathering limits on corn mazes and outdoor haunted trails, saying no more than 50 people are allowed at one time.Organizers of fall-related events will have to create and implement a plan to minimize the opportunity for COVID-19 transmission. The guidance below will help organizers reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.
Fall-related events are required to:
Activities closed due to COVID-19:
Based on Executive Order 163, the following activities must remain closed through Phase 2.5:
Download Media Release COVID-19 - September 18, 2020 (PDF)