Current Chamber and NC Covid-19 Restrictions

February 25, 2021

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce continues to take precautions against the spread of Covid-19 through a series of safety measures in our office and restricted access.

Since May, the Chamber has had limited staff working in office daily, with the rest working from home. Regular business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, are being observed in both situations. Please note, our office may be temporarily unattended without prior notice if staff has errands to run. Members of the public are not allowed into our office unless they have a previously scheduled appointment. Masks are required to be worn covering the mouth and nose when there is more than one person in the office.

If you need curbside assistance for print materials or other information during regular business hours, please knock on the door or call 252-726-6350, and a staff member will be happy to come outside and assist you. Our conference room, kitchen and bathrooms remain closed to the public. Additionally, the Chamber is currently not hosting any events. Our staff is keeping a close eye on local Covid-19 numbers and looks forward to the future when we can safely hold events again.

To schedule an appointment with a specific staff member, please contact them at the following:

Tom Kies, President:

Julie Naegelen, Membership Director: or 252-723-7745

Katie Richards, Director, Administrative Services:

Cindy Davison, Program Manager:

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to follow the three W’s – wear, wait and wash. For more information, click here.

As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state will carefully ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 195 will take effect Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. and will expire March 26 at 5 p.m. Executive Order 195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. A face covering is still required. For more information, read the frequently asked questions.

COVID-19 – County Alert System: 27 Counties Red and 40 Counties Orange. Read the Report

Face coverings are required for all indoor settings where people who do not live in the same household are present.

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