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CHAPEL HILL, N.C - NOVEMBER 2: Democratic Governor nominee Roy Cooper campaigns during an event for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campus of the University of Chapel Hill on November 2, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. President Obama was campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton encouraging the young vote that protests aren't enough if you don't vote. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

We had feeling restrictions would be eased a little bit when it was announced that Gov. Roy Cooper would be holding a press conference today at 3 pm. While many things from Phase 2 that were closed will remain closed in Phase 2.5, there are a few types of establishments that will be allowed to open.

We’ll save you the long article…here are the cliff notes of what will open and what will not open as North Carolina moves into Phase 2.5 this Friday, September 4th at 5 pm. 

  • Gyms, museums, aquariums, and playgrounds may reopen at reduced capacity
  • Mass gathering limit increases to 25 people indoors at 50 people outdoors

The following businesses can reopen in NC starting Friday at 5 pm:

  • Yoga/Dance studios
  • Ballrooms for dancing
  • Martial arts
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampoline parks
  • Rock climbing
  • Gyms
  • Boxing clubs
  • Skating rinks
  • Bowling alleys
  • Mini Golf
  • Go-cart tracks
  • Paintball
  • Laser tag

The following businesses will remain close until at least October 2nd.

  • Bingo parlors
  • Bridge clubs
  • Movie theaters
  • Cigar and hookah lounges
  • Arcades
  • Pool halls
  • Amusement parks
  • Tour buses
  • Bars
  • Night clubs