On May 22 North Carolina moved into Phase 2 of the reopening of the state. The most notable changes in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area include restaurants that are allowed to reopen for dine-in customers while maintaining certain social distancing guidelines. Mass gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Aside from restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries are permitted to open. Retail stores remain open at 50 percent capacity. Personal care businesses such as hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons and massage therapists can open at 50% capacity. However, nightclubs, gym and indoor fitness facilities, movie theatres, museums, bowling alleys and public playgrounds remain closed.
A few restaurants in our area have elected not to open for dine-in guests, but still offer take-out and delivery. For the latest updates we have been able to gather from area restaurants, please visit Our Restaurants Status Report.
All golf courses have been open throughout the pandemic.