North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order requiring people to remain home between 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. has been extended until February 28, 2021.

“We are encouraged to see that our COVID numbers have stabilized in recent days, which is good,” said Governor Roy Cooper during a press conference on Wednesday. “But the reality is that they are still high and too many people are still falling seriously ill and dying. The virus is still raging through our communities.”

Most businesses are still required to close to the public between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., while on-site alcohol sales end at 9 p.m.

Those traveling to and from work, obtaining food, medical care, fuel, social services, or taking care of family members are exempted.

The curfew order also exempts businesses that sell groceries, medication, health care supplies, and fuel. Restaurants will be allowed to sell take-out and make deliveries during the night-time closure period.

The eviction moratorium and statewide order allowing to-go mixed drinks sales will stay in place through March.