COVID-19 Updates & Resources | Greenville, NC

Posted: April 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has further eased some of the restrictions previously in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Executive Order 209 until June 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. A copy of the Order is available here.

Here is a breakdown of Executive Order 209:

Face coverings are required while indoors for anyone over age 5 and recommended for anyone over age 2.

Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 200 people.

Open Indoors up to 100% Capacity



Retail businesses

Salons, personal care and grooming businesses

Open Indoors at 75% capacity and Outdoors up to 100% Capacity


Breweries, wineries, and distilleries

Recreation (e.g. bowling, skating, rock climbing)

Fitness and physical activity facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, fitness centers)


Amusement parks

Open Indoors and Outdoors up to 50% Capacity


Meeting, reception, and conference spaces

Lounges (including tobacco) and night clubs

Auditoriums, arenas, and other venues for live performances

Sports arenas and fields (including professional, collegiate, and amateur)

Movie theaters

Gaming facilities

Guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for businesses, education, child care, law enforcement, housing, individuals, families, and more is available here.

Testing Sites

The Pitt County Health Department through a collaboration with Pitt County Emergency Management and Vidant Medical Center is offering daily community COVID-19 testing. For more information about the locations and times of the free testing, click here.

Vaccine Information

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies will be limited at first. For more information about vaccines, click here.

City of Greenville Services

City of Greenville offices are open with a modified schedule. Offices are open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

When possible, members of the public are still asked to conduct business with the City of Greenville online or by phone. Examples of services that can be conducted online include payments, parking permit requests, building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permit applications, employment applications, and building inspection requests. Additionally, residents can submit work requests for issues such as street light repairs, potholes, or missed trash pick-ups by using theCity Compasstool.

Below is a list of helpful phone numbers for those seeking to contact City staff.

*In the case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

The following changes have also been made to City services, programs, and meetings:


Recreation and Parks Operations

The City of Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will continue to follow the guidelines provided by state and local health officials to help staff determine the status of indoor public facilities, departmental programs and events. Here are the latest updates:

The City continues to encourage the use of open spaces and greenways while maintaining the appropriate social distance.

Should you have questions about any Recreation and Parks Department operations, please emailGRPD@greenvillenc.govand a member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Additional City Changes:

Sheppard Memorial Libraryhas reopened for limited public access with limited activities. All branches of the library except for Bethel are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main branch on Evans Street is also open 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, while the Winterville Library is open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. There is a limit of 20 patrons in the main library, five patrons at the Children's Library (or one family of 5+), and eight patrons at the branch libraries. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is limited computer access and no meeting room use at this time. Virtual programming will continue, and curbside service will continue at only the branch libraries. All returned items will be quarantined and remain on an individual's account for up to seven days.

If you have specific questions or concerns related to Coronavirus, visit

COVID-19 Information from Across State Government

Business and Community Guide to Resources for COVID-19 Recovery

Business Resources from the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce

Business Resources from the North Carolina Department of Commerce

U.S. Small Business Administration Lenders

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COVID-19 Updates & Resources | Greenville, NC

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