COVID-19

covid-19 virus

Phase 3 Extension

On Nov. 10, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 176 extending Phase 3 until Dec. 4, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.  

The governor has also reduced the limit on indoor gatherings from 25 people to 10. Outdoor gathering limits will remain at 50 people.


Phase 3 Extension Documents

COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

What we are doing:

City of High Point staff has been meeting with County and State Health officials and monitoring the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. The City is taking recommended precautions and is following the guidelines outlined by the CDC. Additionally, we are taking proactive measures to promote the safety of patrons, participants, staff and our community.  

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Governor Cooper has declared Phase 2 of reopening will continue for another three weeks, meaning we will not be moving to Phase 3 this Friday, as previously planned. The Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have determined the data analyzed was not where it should be to lift restrictions further.

Bars, gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys remain closed. Gatherings are still restricted to no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors. Restaurants’ dine-in services can continue at 50 percent capacity. Personal care businesses like salons and barbershops can also remain open at 50 percent capacity. These businesses will continue to have face covering and cleaning requirements and reduced numbers of people in waiting areas. Swimming pools can remain open at 50 percent capacity, and overnight and day camps can remain open with safety rules. Childcare facilities remain open and can enroll all children.

Governor Cooper also stated people must wear face coverings in public places, both indoors and outdoors, and where physical distancing is not possible. Exceptions include people with medical conditions, children under 11, people at home and people who are walking and others otherwise exercising outside when not within six feet of others.

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This is the Third Amendment to the City of High Point Declaration of a State of Emergency “Stay at Home” that was declared by Mayor Wagner and effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. It shall remain in effect through the 16th day of April, 2020 until 12:01 a.m., but will be regularly reviewed and evaluated and may be revised, amended, or extended accordingly, based upon existing evidence and recommendations by the appropriate authorities.

The Third Amendment to the City of High Point State of Emergency Declaration acknowledges and incorporates Guilford County’s Third Revised Proclamation also effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. It is hereby incorporated into the Third Amendment to the City of High Point’s State of Emergency Declaration that was effective on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. as well as the Guilford County Guidelines regarding Automobile Dealers and ‘Drive- In’ Religious Services.

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The City of High Point in conjunction with Guilford County and the City of Greensboro has issued a Stay-at-Home order for High Point residents, effective Friday, March 27 at 5 pm. The order is in effect through Thursday, April 16. 

You can view the order here.

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  5. Playgrounds Closed

North Carolina bars and restaurants will close at 5 p.m. today, March 17, for dine-in customers, according to a news release from N.C. Gov. Cooper’s office.

Take-outs and delivery can continue.

Gov. Cooper and the state’s Coronavirus Taskforce will announce the Executive Order at news conference at 2 p.m. today.

The Executive Order will also include an expansion of unemployment benefits to help North Carolina workers impacted by COVOD-19.

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Library and Museum:

To help support efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the health of our visitors and staff, the High Point Public Library the High Point Museum will cancel all public meetings and programs scheduled at these locations beginning Monday, March 16 – Saturday, April 4.

At this time both facilities are maintaining their regular operating hours for general visitation and usage. To maintain a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, we are taking additional cleaning measures such as regularly wiping down handrails, doorknobs, push plates, elevator buttons, and control panels with sanitizing cloths. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Library and Museum.

Although no case of COVID-19 has been connected to the Library or Museum, we are taking these preventative measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety. We are particularly concerned about protecting the high-risk populations who frequent our facilities. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow guidelines from government agencies.

As always, if you feel unwell, we encourage you to stay home. We have many resources and services available through our websites. We will provide updates as needed on our websites and social media outlets.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together during these unusual circumstances.


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The City of High Point Office of Emergency Management has put together a task force to help stay up-to-date on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and well being of our staff and residents of High Point are top priority. We will push out vetted and correct information when approved by federal, state and county health services.