By Submitted Story on May 6, 2020
(Currituck and Dare County)
Currituck County, Dare County, and Hyde County will lift restrictions on entry for visitors beginning Saturday, May 16, at 12:01 a.m. This decision follows the announcement by Governor Roy Cooper on May 5 to issue Executive Order 138 which will modify North Carolina’s Stay at Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions.
Entry for visitors on Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m. includes the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo; Hatteras Island; Roanoke Island; the Dare mainland; the Currituck County Outer Banks; campgrounds on the Currituck County mainland; and Ocracoke Island.
Allowing visitors on May 16 will allow seven days for local businesses, attractions, and accommodations providers to prepare for the arrival of visitors following the expiration of the Governor’s original Stay at Home order.
Before traveling to the Outer Banks, visitors are encouraged to contact their accommodations provider to confirm their reservation and arrival plans.
As visitors prepare for vacation, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is not over. There are still State and local restrictions in effect to protect everyone’s safety that may impact the way you have vacationed on the Outer Banks in the past. For example:
Also, remember that the CDC recommends not to travel if you are sick or were recently exposed (within 14 days) to COVID-19. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Like many places in the United States, visitors should expect to see changes in product availability as supply chain demand fluctuates across the nation. If possible, bring essentials with you, including paper products and non-perishable groceries.
Updated information regarding entry to the Currituck Outer Banks, along with COVID-19 information and Resources for Citizens and Businesses, can be found on the Currituck County website at https://co.currituck.nc.us/.
Updated information about Hyde County Mainland entry is available at http://www.hydecountync.gov/mainland_covid-19_entry/index.php. Updated information on Ocracoke entry can be found at http://www.hydecountync.gov/ocracoke-covid/index.php.
Updated information about Dare County entry is available on the Dare County website at www.darenc.com/entry.
For FAQ’s regarding the Governor’s Executive Order No. 138 that moves North Carolina into “Phase 1” of easing certain COVID-19 restrictions to help revive the economy while protecting public health, visit https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/FAQs-for-Phase-1-EO-FINAL.pdf
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