Experience Greensboro

posted on May 15, 2020 by Paislee

You’re Welcome in Greensboro

Updated 10/14/2020

As we slowly get back to what will be the “new” normal from the COVID-19, Greensboro is ready to greet you.

ALERT: City of Greensboro to Require Face Coverings within the City Limits

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan has issued an emergency proclamation requiring face coverings to be worn anytime a person will be in contact with other people in public or private spaces where it is not possible to maintain proper social distancing. This declaration takes effect at 5 pm, Tuesday, June 23 and shall remain in effect until it is modified or rescinded by the Mayor. These places include grocery stores, pharmacies, business locations, parking lots, sidewalks, and public transit.

A face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth and can be secured with ties or straps, or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.

Acceptable, reusable face covering options for the general public include: bandanas, neck gaiters, homemade face coverings, scarves, or tightly woven fabric such as cotton T-shirts and some types of towels. It is not required to wear face coverings during individual exercise outdoors, or while walking or exercising with other people from the same household, as long as social distance from others is maintained.

All restaurant, personal care, grooming, tattoo, and retail employees and staff shall wear a face covering while on duty. It is recommended that all businesses require customers to wear a face covering while inside the business.

Face coverings are not required:
• For those who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical or behavioral condition.
• For children under 5-years-old.
• For restaurant patrons while they are dining.
• In private, individual offices.
• When complying with directions of law enforcement officers.
• In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or while swimming.
• While with members of a family or the same household.
• For people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.

For more information on the City of Greensboro COVID-19 response please click here 

To Play

All Guilford County Parks are open. Some hours and restrictions may be in place. Check out the Piedmont Discovery App to find the best place for your next adventure in Guilford County. Campgrounds are also open — be sure to call ahead to confirm availability.

Parks and Recreation
• Picnic shelter reservations resume Monday, September 8 and are subject to outdoor gathering limits of 50 people or less.

• Playgrounds will begin opening Tuesday, September 8. Outdoor basketball courts will begin opening Saturday, September 12.

• Museums including the Greensboro History Museum, Greensboro Children’s Museum, and Greensboro Science are open with 50% Capacity certain exhibit may also be closed.  

To Rest

Greensboro is home to over 90 hotels. Rest your head here. Each hotel open is keeping you safe and clean with procedures in place. Please call or check their website for more details.

To Eat and Drink

As of Friday, May 22, restaurants are now allowed to open but must operate at a 50% capacity. As you begin to enjoy dining out once again, visit Count On Me NC to find out what you can do as a guest to help keep everyone safe and healthy, and also learn how businesses are making improvements to do the same. 

Explore our great restaurants below. Visit their website or call ahead for more information on what they are offering. Many of our area restaurants are on mobile delivery apps.

Virtual Fun

We look forward to seeing you soon in Greensboro, but in the meantime our virtual experiences are there for you.


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