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  • Governor extends stay-at-home order, issues plan for reopening North Carolina

    What does it mean for restaurants?

    On Thursday Governor Cooper announced an extension of the statewide shelter-in-place order until May 8. He also laid out a plan for phased in reopen with phases 1, 2 and 3. If the state enters phase 1 on May 8th, we could see phase 2 between May 22 and May 29th and phase 3 in mid-June. These dates are not set in stone and are subject to a number of indicators that the Governor and his team is carefully watching.

    Restaurants would be allowed to reopen dining rooms with restrictions under phase 2 and back to normal under phase 3. NCRLA is working closely to ensure that restrictions placed under phase 2 are workable for the industry and allow enough flexibility for operations.


    The National Restaurant Association is pleased to introduce Restaurants Act, a new grassroots website for the restaurant industry.  This site is a one-stop source for critical information for restaurants, employees, customers, and industry partners.  During the COVID-19 crisis, we hope this site will become a go-to resource for the entire industry, providing a comprehensive look at information and resources at the state level. Most importantly, it will serve as the launch point for visitors to take action with elected officials directly.


     April 13- If you have a restaurant that offers delivery, curbside or carry-out services that is not listed on our site (https://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/coronavirus/restaurants/) and you would like for the community to know you are still open for business, please let us know. Also, if you know of an event virtually open to the public or a community service event, please let us know or add the event on our website. Remember, we are in this together.

    Check out our microsite for even more information, resources, and things to do.

    Best regards, Teletha Rodriguez

    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

    P: (910) 483-5311
    F: (910) 484-6632


     What Do The Experts Say? Click To Read Article


    Your Ideas With restaurants and bars being ordered closed, there are ways for customers to help:

    • Some have suggested “virtual happy hours” where friends converse using video over drinks. Folks could then tip one of the several virtual tip jar — online fundraisers from the staff at their favorite bars.
    • Elsewhere, in the Boston area, (check it out at Local bartender Naomi Levy is offering custom cocktail creation for free via Instagram (send a message), tailored to the ingredients you have around the house. She’ll also be posting other free content, such as basic bartending tutorials. In exchange, she’s asking that those who can donate please give to and online fundraising site in support of the area’s hospitality workers. She’s even set up an application form for hospitality professionals that are in need and would like to request funds. Help Camberville Hospitality Workers).
    • Others are thinking ahead and offering reduced-price gift card sales for their establishments, with part of the proceeds being used to offset the costs to provide critical needs for tipped wage and back of house hourly teams while they are without any income. 

    For information visit https://www.restaurant.org/covid19


     On March 3, the EPA released a list of registered disinfectant products that have qualified under its emerging viral pathogen program for use again SARS-CoV-2. You can find the list here.


    One way to increase your takeout sales is to sign up for a delivery service like Grubhub. Sign up here