Dare: Enjoy the weather, but keep a social distance

By on March 29, 2020

(Dare County)

In North Carolina, there are currently 1040 cases of COVID-19 in 69 counties. There have been 4 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 91 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

Dare County has had one individual test positive for COVID-19. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to report any positive cases as soon as possible.

The Dare County “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order –  became effective, yesterday, Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. This order aligns with North Carolina’s Stay at Home Executive Order.

While the weather is beautiful and the therapeutic value of getting outside and enjoying the sunlight and fresh air is immeasurable, we ask everyone to respect the order that is in place and limit your travel. We cannot stress enough that maintaining social distancing is one of the most effective tools we have to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For the safety of you, your family and our community, don’t make exceptions to this order of social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of separation from others (non-family members).

To view the frequently asked questions regarding the stay at home order that is in effect, click here. To reach the State’s COVID-19 information line, call 888-892-1162 or receive updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.


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  • CheetahOBX


    The Outer Banks of North Carolina makes CNN News……


    Sunday, Mar 29 @ 4:08 pm
  • Dan

    There was a large group of teenagers hanging out under the kitty hawk pier yesterday (sunday). The police came and broke up the crowd. If our beaches get closed it will be because of teenagers.

    Monday, Mar 30 @ 8:04 am
  • CNN is fake news

    Didn’t know anyone listened to or read that anymore… CNN is on the same level as the National Enquirer.

    Monday, Mar 30 @ 9:47 am
  • CheckpointCharlie

    I don’t think these checkpoints are very effective. I’m still seeing lots of (obviously) non-local people here. They even announce it as they talk to people on their phones. Still seeing plenty of out-of-state tags on the roads, too. I guess if you complain enough and maybe drop some names, the cops will just figure it’s not worth the hassle and they wave you by.

    Monday, Mar 30 @ 10:52 am
  • anotherobxman

    @dan The beaches should be closed. Now is not the time for beach activity. Stay at home means stay at home and wandering on the beach is not an essential activity. This is not about what you WANT to do.

    Monday, Mar 30 @ 2:47 pm
  • Wahoo

    Paranoia over license plates.

    Make it about health. I’d rather have a Healthy non resident property owner instead of a sick unhealthy resident with a “good” license plate.

    Don’t let gubmint fool us into fighting Amongst one another. They owe us health checkpoints, not bs identity checkpoints.

    Tuesday, Mar 31 @ 7:47 pm