June 25, 2020

On Wednesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state will remain in Phase 2 for another three weeks. He also issued a mandatory mask requirement for those in public spaces where physical distancing of six feet is not possible. This mandate goes into effect Friday at 5 P.M. There are a few exceptions, outlined in this FAQ.

NC REALTORS® President-Elect Kelly Marks and an important message regarding wearing face coverings to conduct real estate business.

What does this mean for your business?

The only big change here is that face coverings are now required in public spaces. All real estate activities are still allowed. If you can work virtually, you should. Here are some resources to help.

If virtual options do not exist, please refer to our recommended Best Practices Guide to ensure you are following preventative measures to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading coronoavirus.

Housing is essential, but so is safety. Let’s do our part to stay safe so that we can continue working in our communities.


For transaction-specific questions, please contact your attorney or the NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline at legalhotline@ncrealtors.org. NC REALTORS® compiled a list of Q&As that may also be helpful: ncrealtors.org/covid-19-qa/.

North Carolina’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium expires

Last week, the Governor decided not to extend EO142, allowing the stay on evictions to expire on Sunday, June 21. Here is a letter we received confirming the decision.

This impacts many of our property managers and landlords and is welcome news after months of conversations and work by our Government Affairs staff.


As a reminder, our offices are currently closed to members and guests. NC REALTORS® is continuing its operations with staff working remotely to ensure that we maintain the same level of service to our members. You can access our staff directory at ncrealtors.org for contact information.

The NC REALTORS® Legal Hotline will remain open during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. To contact the Legal Hotline, email legalhotline@ncrealtors.org.

The NC REALTORS® Tech Helpline is also Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST by calling the dedicated NC REALTORS® phone number (877-573-5612) or visiting TechHelpLine.com.

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