Travel Advisory: COVID-19 Update
Updated: May 21, 2020
As the official destination marketing organization for Cabarrus County, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our visitors, partners and residents.
On May 20, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order transitioning North Carolina into Phase Two of a three-phase reopening plan. Effective May 22 at 5pm, this order lifts the statewide Stay At Home Order and moves the state to a Safer At Home recommendation. Phase Two remains in place until June 26, 2020, unless changed or cancelled.
While some restrictions have eased, the Cabarrus County Visitor Information Center located at 10099 Weddington Road – Suite 102 in Concord, NC will remain closed until further notice. For assistance, please contact our team at 800-848-3740, email@example.com or through live chat on VisitCabarrus.com. If you are a meeting or conference organizer, please contact our Sales Team who is standing by to assist.
We encourage everyone to continue practicing the guidelines given by our public officials to keep yourselves and our community healthy. Additional resources are included below, and our team is ready to offer support however we’re able during this time.
Take care and we will be ready to welcome you back just as soon as we can.
Donna Carpenter – President and CEO
Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Community & Visitor Information
- Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 141 (Phase Two)
- Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 138 (Phase One)
- Cabarrus, municipalities to align with State Stay-at-Home Order
- Governor Cooper Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order
- Charlotte Motor Speedway Becomes Pit Stop for Atrium Health Coronavirus Testing
- Rider Transit Suspends Fares During Cabarrus Stay at Home Proclamation
- Cabarrus, Municipalities announce Stay at Home Proclamation
- A Message From Cabarrus County Leaders
- Concord-Padgett Regional Airport partners with Cabarrus Health Alliance in taking precautionary measures for passengers entering into Concord
Hospitality Industry Information
- Guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (Phase Two)
- Count On Me NC
- Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers
- Coronavirus: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Rapid Recovery Loan Program
- The Latest Resources for Small Businesses and Business Owners
- U.S. Travel Applauds Work on Coronavirus Relief Bill
- COVID-19 FAQ for Restaurants & Hotels
- U.S. Small Business Administration – Update from Congressman Richard Hudson
- Resources for Small Businesses and Business Owners
- Download HR 6201 Explained
Public Health Information
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has been monitoring and responding to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in conjunction with federal, state and local agencies.
The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 through the NCDHHS, CDC, WHO, and Cabarrus Health Alliance, and is communicating updates as they become available.
To protect yourself from the spread of respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19, the NCDHHS recommends the following:
- Wear, Wait, Wash to Continue Slowing the Spread of COVID-19
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw the tissue away.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Additional resources from the Cabarrus Health Alliance include:
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Coronavirus
- When and How to Wash Hands
- Stop the Spread of Germs (Infographic)
Designed specifically for members of the hospitality and tourism industry in Cabarrus County, Partner Events are opportunities to learn, connect and celebrate while experiencing our community’s offerings firsthand. Mark your calendar today, and invite your coworkers and new business partners to join. Always be sure to bring plenty of business cards for networking and door prizes!
Future Partner Events have been canceled due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please stay tuned for 2020-2021 event dates. We look forward to gathering again once it is safe to do so.
Wake Up Rev Up | 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Dynamic guest speakers offer insight on tourism-related topics, provide valuable takeaways, and open the floor for engaged discussion during these three-hour sessions.
Fuse | 4:30PM – 6PM
Solely focused on fellowship and making connections, these get-togethers are an opportunity for hospitality professionals to establish and build partnerships, and reconnect with industry peers.
Tourism in Cabarrus County thrives because of partners like you! Join us for Celebrate Cabarrus and spring and fall Food Truck rallies as we say thank you and recognize your contributions to the industry.