Governor Roy Cooper announced during Wednesday's press conference the state will be moving into Phase 3 on Friday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.
At-risk populations are still encouraged to stay home as much as possible.
Some of what Phase 3 includes:
Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.
Smaller outdoor entertainment venues may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity or 100 guests, whichever is less.
Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity, or 100 seated guests, whichever is less.
Bars may operate outdoors only at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.
Outdoor amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy.