In Phase 2, Currituck County Govt. announces changes to procedures

By on May 22, 2020

(Currituck County)

As North Carolina enters Phase 2 of its COVID-19 reopening strategy, Currituck County Government will continue to provide a high level of services for residents and visitors. The health and safety of citizens and county staff will remain the county’s top priority as Currituck makes progress towards a normal operating status.

With the onset of Phase 2, certain changes will be made in the procedures of Currituck County Government. Effective as of 5:00 p.m. on May22:

  • The public may attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners and Advisory Boards. Meeting rooms will be set up to follow social distancing guidelines for board members, staff, and attendees.
  • The majority of county staff will return to work in county offices on Tuesday, May 26. Employees with high-risk health conditions will be allowed to continue teleworking.
  • Public access to county offices will remain on an appointment-only basis.
    • (Exception) The Permit Offices will be open as follows only for citizens to drop-off permit applications. (A) Mainland: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; and (B) Corolla: Wednesdays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    • Plexiglas dividers have been installed at customer service counters to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Beaches, public park open space, and walking trails are open to the public. Users should follow North Carolina guidelines for social distancing and group size.
  • Public restroom and beach access facilities are open and will be cleaned on a more frequent schedule.

The three Senior Center locations will remain closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our elderly citizens.

For information on the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Currituck County, Phase 2 updates can be found at or by calling 252-232-2261.

For information on the Public Library in Currituck County, Phase 2 updates can be found at or by calling 252-453-8345.


  • Jimmy Z

    you forgot to mention horse tour will operate as normal packed shoulder to shoulder and horse,assing the horses and residents of carova.

    Saturday, May 23 @ 5:25 am
  • hightider

    Wait until you are sick or need emergency treatment while renting in the 4×4 area. Most of the tourists have no idea how to operate their rental 4×4 in sand. Try driving out in an emergency at high tide during a storm or navigating the wash woods in the middle of the night. Or even during the day when the beach is crowded with other tourists creating a hazard because they have no idea how to drive on sand and carry none of the necessary equipment to extricate themselves when they get stuck.

    Saturday, May 23 @ 4:00 pm
  • hightider

    Was looking through YouTube to see if there were any recent videos of Carova. Check out a video dated 5/16/20 titled “Carova Beach – Idiot tries to fight us on beach.” This is what to expect: a crowd of people, no social distancing, no masks, letting their large dogs run off leash through a group of the wild horses on the beach. A local asked them to control the dogs, that the horses needed distance and it was close to a multiple person brawl. The offenders stated very clearly their position of not having to obey any rules. It’s a shame one of the Currituck deputies was not driving by on an ATM. Watch over 3 minutes of entitled behavior.

    Saturday, May 23 @ 6:18 pm
  • Lou Briccant

    All the supposed locals still here whining and complaining and grouping every visitor into the same group of miscreants I see… must be a sad life…

    Sunday, May 24 @ 12:47 pm