Update: Orange County has announced it will align with Cooper's Phase 3 executive order, according to a Friday statement from the county.
This means that mass gathering limits in the county have increased to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
In addition, bars, movie theaters and outdoor venues in the county will be able to open at limited capacity.
“Current trends in Orange County allow us to move forward with the state, but should we experience changes in positivity rates, more clusters or outbreaks or an increase in the number of cases, we will not hesitate to reinstate stricter limits on gatherings and other activities,” Penny Rich, chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, said in the statement.
Orange County's emergency declaration has been extended to Dec. 31, while Cooper's Phase 3 executive order is set to expire Oct. 23.
Bars and entertainment venues in North Carolina will be able to open as soon as Friday at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a Wednesday news briefing.
The state will be moving into Phase 3 of Cooper's three-phase reopening plan.
Here's what this means: