On March 23, Gov. Roy Cooper expanded the list of public places he was ordering to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The governor also lowered the limit for the number of people at public gatherings to 50 (from 100) and extended the closing of public schools until May 15.

Effective Monday, March 23, gatherings are to be limited to no more than 50 people.

Businesses closed to limit spread of coronavirus

By 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, the following must close:

• Bingo Parlors

• Bowling Alleys

• Ice Skating Rinks

• Indoor Exercise Facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, and martial arts facilities)

• Health Clubs

• Indoor Pools

• Live Performance Venues

• Movie Theaters

• Roller skating Rinks

• Spas

• Sweepstakes Lounges

• Video game arcades

• Personal care and grooming businesses, including:

• Barber Shops

• Beauty Salons

• Hair Salons

• Manicure/Pedicure Providers

• Massage Parlors

• Nail Salons

• Tattoo Parlors