By Submitted Story on March 27, 2020
The Dare County Control Group has issued a “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” declaration on March 27 that goes into effect at 5 p.m. on March 28. It involves new restrictions, but is not the same as a “Shelter in Place” declaration. Here is the relevant information from the county release.
The Dare County Control Group met Friday morning to receive a briefing from public health officials and discuss further restrictions necessary to ensure the public health and safety of our community. As part of their continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional restrictions have been added to the State of Emergency Declaration that is currently in effect. The “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” declaration goes into effect on Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. and is being implemented to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in Dare County.
The declaration directs residents to “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” by limiting nonessential movements outside of their homes and limits gatherings to no more than 10 people. These measures will be regularly reviewed and will remain in effect until it is determined they are no longer necessary to protect the public health and safety of our community.
This is not a Shelter in Place declaration. Shelter in Place only permits emergency travel and emergency services. Dare County is not currently planning to enact a Shelter in Place order.
A “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guide with frequently asked questions, summaries of what citizens can do and should not do, and information on distinctions between essential and nonessential businesses, can be found here.
The Dare County COVID-19 Call Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help address your questions on “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”, travel restrictions, testing and symptoms, and can be reached at 252.475.5008.
For updated information regarding Dare County services and department operations, visit www.darenc.com/covidservices. A list of community resources is available for those impacted by COVID-19 at darenc.com/covidresources.