April 4, 2020
In North Carolina, there are currently 2,289 cases of COVID-19 in 88 counties. There have been 22 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 259 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.
In Dare County, three positive tests have been reported. Two of the three individuals have completely recovered from their illness and the third person remains in isolation and is improving daily. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to report on any positive test results as soon as possible.
During emergencies or other trying situations, there are times when misleading or untrue information is shared, especially through the internet and social media. When making decisions to protect you and your family from COVID-19, be sure to rely on credible sources for updated information. For trusted, reliable information, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or NCDHHS at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus. For information specific to Dare County, visit www.darenc.com/covid19.
Currently, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs specifically for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. Researchers are studying new drugs, and drugs that are already approved for other health conditions, as possible treatments for COVID-19. Research is also underway to test for antibodies in individuals who tested positive for COVID -19 and have recovered.
Beware of people selling cure-all vaccines, drugs, or any other products. Consult with a doctor or health professional before you buy or use any products in an effort to prevent or treat COVID-19. Remember – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Given the uncertainty of who may be carrying the virus and the understanding that this virus is highly contagious, we must continue to be vigilant and follow guidelines for practicing social distancing, having direct contact with immediate family members ONLY and good hygiene. These three things are the only weapons we have right now to fight this virus. Currently, there are no vaccinations nor medicines to prevent or cure COVID-19.
For updated information regarding Dare County services and department operations, community resources that are available to assist you and your family, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.darenc.com/covid19
The Dare County Board of Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the Dare County Administration Building in Manteo. The meeting will be streamed live and can be accessed via www.darenc.com or www.currenttv.org (Click on Watch CurrentTV Government Live). Public comment may be submitted to the Board by sending an email during the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Duck
To protect our citizens and staff, we ask you to call or email the office to ask how we may be able to assist you remotely. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The April 8 Planning Board meeting has been canceled.
Bulk trash collection scheduled for April 17 has been postponed.
Town of Southern Shores
Town Facilities-Town facilities remain closed to the public and all Town Hall business is being conducted via phone, email, fax, or other virtual means. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
Meetings-The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The notice and agenda can be viewed on the Town website https://www.southernshores-nc.gov/southern-shores-town-council-meeting-april-7-2020-330-p-m/
Building Inspections-Building inspections are still being conducted, however, meetings in person with the Building Inspector on-site are limited. Inspection requests should be called in to the Planning & Code Enforcement Department by calling 252-261-2394 ext. 3 or email Dabni Shelton, Permit Officer at email@example.com. Permit applications can be submitted online by utilizing the link to Citizenserve on the Town website: https://www.southernshores-nc.gov/online-permit-submittals/. Feel free to call the Planning & Code Enforcement Department at 252-261-2394 ext. 3 should you have any questions.
Bulk Waste Collection-originally scheduled for the Town of Southern Shores on Friday, April 3rd has been postponed. A new bulk collection schedule will be announced at a later date.
Town of Kitty Hawk
The Town Council Meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 at 6:00pm will be held as planned. The meeting will be done virtually and there are several ways to watch, listen and or participate. For more information click here.
Town offices are open normal business hours with limited face-to-face contact. Before visiting any office, please check the appropriate website or call to discuss the best way to conduct business. For contact information and other COVID related information and closures, please visit https://www.kittyhawknc.gov/coronavirus-disease/.
Town of Kill Devil Hills
During this social-distancing time, Town offices are accessible by appointment only. Our regular business hours are M-F, 8-5 p.m. For information on modifications to daily operations/services, closed facilities, meeting/event cancellations, contact information for various Town Departments, and other updates, please visit our website www.kdhnc.com and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/townofkdh.
Town of Nags Head
The Town of Nags Head has suspended residential water account disconnections for nonpayment until June 1, 2020. In addition, no new penalties or late fees will be applied during this time. For more information, visit www.nagsheadnc.gov/coronavirus.
Town of Manteo
Town Operations – Access to Town Hall is limited. Call 473-2133 first to handle issues over the phone or online. Ring doorbell and use intercom prior to entry. Utility service disconnections are suspended. Water charges will still be billed. Sanitation is on the regular schedule. Bulky item pick-ups are only Monday and Thursday.
Police Department – Access to Police Department is limited. If emergency, dial 911. Call 473-2069 for non-emergency weekday service or 473-3444 after hours. Ring doorbell and use the intercom prior to entry during weekdays. There is a call box for after-hours use at the MPD entrance.
Public Facilities – Town parks are open. Practice social distancing. Playgrounds and restrooms are closed. Pea Island Cookhouse Museum, Maritime Museum, and Lighthouse are closed. Downtown Marina is closed to visitors.
Special Events – 05/02 Litter Pick-Up postponed to 11/14. Downtown Market postponed until further notice.
The next bulletin will be issued no later than 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 5.