In accordance with the White House’s Opening America Up Again guidance and input from public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control, Moores Creek National Battlefield will begin implementing an adaptive recovery plan to increase recreational access to the park in three phases.
What Guidance is the Park Using?The park is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.
What Are the Gating Criteria?As outlined in the White House's Opening Up America Again guidance outlines the following three gating criteria:
Downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) reported within a 14-day period -AND- Downward trajectory of covid-like syndromic cases reported within a 14-day period.
Downward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period -OR- Downward trajectory of positive tests as a percent of total tests within a 14-day period (flat or increasing volume of tests).
Treat all patients without crisis care -AND- Robust testing program in place for at-risk healthcare workers, including emerging antibody testing.
A Phased ApproachMoores Creek National Battlefield has adopted a phased approach to increasing recreational access to park areas.
On May 8, 2020, North Carolina cleared the gating criteria (listed above) for the first time. Over the next week, the park implemented Phase One; allowing access to trails, parking lots, and picnic areas.
On May 22, 2020, North Carolina cleared the gating criteria (listed above) for a second time allowing increasing access and services in North Carolina implimenting Phase Two.
On July 1, 2020, Moores Creek National Battlefield was safely able to increase access to comfort station restrooms. All other facilities including the Vistor Center and the restrooms at Patriots Hall remain closed.
On September 8, 2020 - Moores Creek National Battlefifeld will restore access to the Visitor Center. The Patriot's Hall restrooms remain closed.
North Carolina has not passed gating criteria for Phase Three and is now in Phase 2.5
Moores Creek National Battlefield hopes you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Last updated: September 4, 2020