Dare’s latest bulletin addresses entry for Currituck non-resident property owners

Published 2:17 pm Thursday, April 23, 2020

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The bulletin released by Dare County on Thursday afternoon, April 23 notes that Currituck County has begun allowing entry of non-resident property owners to Corolla and Corova, effective today.

“Those accessing Currituck County through Dare County are asked to respect the Dare County Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order that remains in effect to protect against the spread of COVID-19,” states Dare’s bulletin. “Travel in Dare County should be used only as necessary to reach the Currituck Outer Banks or for essential needs. Those traveling to the Currituck Outer Banks should plan to travel directly to your destination once passing through the checkpoint at the bridge.”

The number of positive tests results in Dare County has remained at 15 for the past 12 days, according to information from Dare County Health and Human Services. Fourteen have recovered/or are asymptomatically cleared (meaning they are seven days post testing with no symptoms) and one has died.

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Albemarle Regional Health Services has stated that of the two lab-confirmed cases reported in Currituck County, both have recovered.

In North Carolina, as of Thursday morning, there are 7,608 cases of COVID-19 in 93 counties. There have been 253 fatalities in the state associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 486 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

Regarding essential business requests, Dare’s bulletin states they “recognize the unprecedented toll this pandemic is having on our business community. If you believe your business can meet an essential need but is currently not included in North Carolina Executive Orders 121 or 131, you may submit a request to be considered an essential business online at www.ncdor.gov/request-be-considered-essential-business.”

The county also noted that for families with children and teens, The American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed its recommendation that all routine well child care should continue as usual, given its important role in keeping children healthy and providing critical vaccinations. County officials “urge you to keep your scheduled Well Visit appointments or to make one if your child or teen is due for an appointment.”

The Dare County COVID-19 Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff is available at 252-475-5008 to answer COVID-19 related questions.

A list of community programs and government services for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at darenc.com/covidresources.



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