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Activities at Dare County recreation facilities suspended, buildings closed to public

All indoor recreation activities scheduled at Dare County facilities are suspended until further notice, effective at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

The Dare County Youth Center, Baum Center, Lions Club Center, Dare County Center and Fessenden Center will be closed to the public.

The closures come following a directive issued by state health officials indicating that individuals in North Carolina “should only leave home for essential activities such as going to school or work, getting food, seeking medical care or caring for family members,” stated a press release from Dare County.

For more information about the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretarial Directive, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics sponsored by the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services will continue.

For those with a child registered to participate in an upcoming recreation program, Dare County Parks and Recreation will issue a refund.

North Carolina’s statewide mask requirement and modified stay-at-home order directing people to stay at home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. are still in effect. Many businesses have capacity limits and are required to close by 10 p.m. All on-site alcohol consumption sales must end by 9 p.m.

“Dare County continues to provide most of its regular services to residents and visitors; however, individuals are advised to contact an office before visiting,” stated the release.

For a list of Dare County departments and contact information, visit www.darenc.com.

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