Governor Cooper Tightens Mask Mandate! 11/23/20

Posted in: Madison Park
Our statewide mask requirement has been in effect since June and it is still our best weapon in this fight. Today’s executive order will further tighten that mandate, making it clear that everyone needs to wear a mask whenever you are with someone you don’t live with.

That means wearing a mask at home when you have friends or family over to visit. It means a mask at work, at the gym, at the store, at school.
Governor Roy Cooper



Local police departments may cite those not adhering to the mask mandate. In response, CMPD put out the following statement:



“The updated Order grants the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department the discretion to cite individual citizens for violation of the mask mandate. The CMPD will continue to manage COVID related complaints on a case by case basis.


The order also says customers should wear them while at their table at a restaurant unless they are actively eating or drinking. Previous orders allowed for customers to keep them off if they were sitting down at the table.


Some of the biggest changes to the stricter mask guidelines affect businesses. The order now requires people to wear a mask while they’re exercising, whether that’s inside or not.


Gov. Cooper signs executive order to strengthen mask mandate in N.C. (


According to North Carolina law, a Class 2 misdemeanor could be punished with up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.

Under the new executive order, which takes effect Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m., enforcement of the masking requirement is also stepped up. Previously, only businesses could be cited for noncompliance. Now, anyone can be punished with a Class 2 misdemeanor, putting the violation on par with resisting an officer or carrying a concealed weapon.


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