Dare bars entry by non-resident property owners

By on March 20, 2020

(Dare County)

The Dare County Control Group met Friday evening, March 20, to receive an update regarding COVID-19 and to discuss additional restrictions necessary to protect the public health and safety for the community.

As part of Dare County’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-resident property owners will be prohibited from entering Dare County beginning tonight, Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m.

The intent of this declaration is to decrease the risk of exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Dare County by eliminating non-essential travel, thereby reducing the number of individuals in the county and ultimately reducing potential virus spread and the burden on our healthcare system. It is imperative to take measures to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19 and not overwhelm our healthcare system so it can care for those who are at most risk and continue to provide routine medical and emergency services.

Previous restrictions including the prohibition of mass gatherings and the entry of visitors remain in place.

While disappointing for many people who enjoy spending time on the Outer Banks, these decisions are made in the interest of preserving the public health, safety and welfare of our community.


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  • Long time property owner

    Attorney Lover- I am in! I say we get this together and move forward with a class action.

    Saturday, Mar 28 @ 6:46 pm
  • Mark

    I don’t understand how non-residents can I come into their property however the Commissioners relatives and family can come from up North into the Outer Banks

    Sunday, Mar 29 @ 9:09 am
  • Communism is Coming

    “The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.”

    Sunday, Mar 29 @ 10:40 am
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