Chamber members-Below is new Guidance on the Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 147 from the NC Retail Merchant Association which some of you may be members of.

There are some helpful links if you have questions concerning mandatory masks.


REMINDER: New Guidance for Retailers and Restaurants on EO 147 Compliance!
Face Coverings Required Statewide Effective, Friday, June 26 at 5pm

As you saw last week, Executive Order 147 requires retail and restaurant employees and customers to wear face coverings, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of six feet is not possible unless exceptions are met.

NCRMA wants to make sure you saw that new guidance was issued on Friday (6/26) that all retail and restaurant establishments MUST POST THE STATE NC DHHS SIGNAGE at the entrance of the establishment stating that face coverings are required per EO 147. Per NCRMA’s request, if the retail or restaurant establishment clearly posts the NC DHHS signage putting the customer on notice of the face covering requirement, it is deemed to be in compliance with the enforcement of face covering requirements for customers contained in EO 147.


Using your own signage does not make you compliant. You may use your own signage in addition to NC DHHS signage but you MUST use one of the signs linked below to be compliant.
Posting the required signage does not make the retailer compliant with the requirement that the retailer’s employees wear face coverings as the new guidance only applies to customers.

Required Signage Options for Businesses on Cloth Face Coverings:

A recommended best practice would be to have an employee at the entrance to a business establishment to monitor both capacity restrictions and offer disposable face coverings to those without one, but this is not required to be in compliance. Any violation of this requirement may be reported to local authorities.

Additional Resources for Executive Order 147:

NCRMA EO 147 Mask Mandate Guidance:
EO 147 –
New! Requirements for the Use of Face Coverings and Masks (Spanish) (June 26, 2020) – see last question
New! NCDHHS FAQs on Cloth Coverings (Spanish) (June 26, 2020) – see last question

North Carolina Retail Merchants Association
PO Box 1030, Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 832-0811 |