‘Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD’

By on May 26, 2020

In a new video released on May 26, Dare County Director of Health and Human Services Sheila Davies cautions people to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear face masks if necessary, stating that “The spread of COVID-19 in the weeks ahead is going to be heavily determined by social behaviors and choice.”

Davies also reviewed some key numbers related to COVID-19 in Dare County. There have been 22 reported cases to date, and none since May 14. Of those 22 cases, 19 people have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, there are two active cases (including one individual in the hospital), and one person succumbed to the disease.

In addition, there have been 720 COVID-19 tests reported in Dare County as of May 24. The percentage of positive tests to overall tests administered is just under 4.6%, which is below the state average of about 7%.

Recent posts in this category

Recent posts in this category


  • Dave

    Dr. Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy

    Tuesday, May 26 @ 4:08 pm
  • Zack Bass

    From what I observed on the Outer Banks over the weekend, we might be in trouble in the next few weeks

    Tuesday, May 26 @ 5:15 pm
  • Cole Burkett

    It’s a foregone conclusion that we’re all going to die of something at somepoint. Trying to avoid something that is as much a part of life as the actually art of living is absurd.

    Precautions yes, but avoiding life altogether to avoid an illness that has a 98% survival rate is madness.

    Wednesday, May 27 @ 8:24 am
  • Paul

    So now we’re dragging in commentary by an anti-vaxxer doctor to promote a conspiracy that masks are dangerous?

    Wednesday, May 27 @ 8:53 am
  • Kelly

    Thanks to all the selfless people who are protecting others by wearing a mask! <3

    "We now have really clear evidence that wearing masks works — it's probably a 50% protection against transmission," Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, or IHME, at the University of Washington, told CNN late Tuesday.

    Fauci said he believes that while wearing a mask is not "100% effective," it is a valuable safeguard and shows "respect for another person."

    From cdc.gov: “Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.”

    "Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance," she (Dr. Birx) said.

    Wednesday, May 27 @ 4:27 pm