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Fridays at the Fire-pit!

2021 Season: Join your VZ Top neighbors at the fire-pit on Fridays at 5 pm. 4:30 once it starts getting dark earlier! Bring your own beverage and snack (and bug spray!). We will social distance. Bring a chair if you like. 
Put out the wine flag on other days to signal a gathering at the fire-pit!

NC News - COVID-19

February 2021
The February 24, 2021 Executive Order 195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and amusement parks, will now be open for patrons indoors as they adhere to new occupancy restrictions. Many businesses, venues and arenas will have increased occupancy both indoors and outdoors. 
December 2020

Current COVID restrictions limit NC indoor meetings to 10 and outdoor meetings to 25 “at the same time in a single confined indoor or outdoor space.” These limits must be considered when planning any in-person association membership or board meeting.

Prior to the pandemic, associations boards could meet virtually, but not association membership meetings. However, on April 24, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order #136, which allowed nonprofit membership meetings to meet virtually if certain conditions were met. That Executive Order expired on June 23, but was extended by Executive Order #149 through August 31; by Executive Order #161 through October 30; and by Executive Order #173 through December 29 and Executive Order #185 through March 1, 2021.

Here are some specifics:

  • A board gets to determine “in its sole discretion” if a member meeting will be conducted electronically.
  • Association members may participate in the member meeting through platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeetings, or Microsoft Teams.
  • No motions or voting by hands or voice are allowed during the virtual meeting.
  • A quorum is not necessary during the virtual meeting because no business will be transacted.
  • Decisions are made by “written ballot,” which can include electronic means, including e-mail, so long as the “electronic transmission … [sets forth or is submitted] with information from which it can be determined that the electronic transmission was authorized by the member or the member’s proxy.” So long as there is an appropriate verification process, ballots can be mailed back, sent by email attachment, or cast by an electronic voting platform.
  • The written ballot vote does require a quorum.
November 2020
Governor Roy Cooper announced on November 10, 2020, that Phase 3 coronavirus restrictions will remain in place for the time being. However, due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the upcoming holidays, the attendance cap on indoor gatherings is being lowered. As a result, the new restrictions will limit indoor meeting attendance to 10 (reduced from 25) “at the same time in a single confined indoor or outdoor space, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, or meeting hall.” See Executive Order #176 link below.
October 21/2020
Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State will continue in “Phase 3” with regards to coronavirus restrictions until Nov 13. Cooper reiterated that face coverings must be worn when people are in public places as officials seek to stabilize concerning trends of increasing viral spread.
Here are some of the new rules that Cooper announced:
  • Bars may operate outdoors only at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 people, whichever is less.
  • Indoor entertainment venues like movie theaters and and conference centers may open to 30% capacity, but with no more than 100 seated guests.
  • Outdoor venues that seat more than 10,000 people may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators or fans.  
  • Outdoor entertainment venues that seat 10,000 or fewer people may operate at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.
  • Indoor mass gatherings continue to be limited to 25 people while outdoor mass gatherings can have as many as 50.
More info is available at these links:
Executive Order 195 (2/24/2021)
Executive Order 185 (12/31/2020):
Executive Order 176 (11/10/2020):
Executive Order 170 (10/21/2020):
Executive Order 169:
Guidance on face mask wearing: 
New Executive order issued 8/31/2020 impacting nonprofit (HOA) meetings: 
Executive orders impacting HOA meetings:
What the new orders means for HOAs