COVID-19 Bulletin #47

Bulletin #47
April 21, 2020
1:00 p.m.

Dare County, in consultation with the Dare County Control Group, is finalizing a plan to address the lifting of restrictions on entry to Dare County while protecting the safety of our community. The first phase will allow entry of non-resident property owners. The plan will be released by the end of the day (Tuesday, April 21). To receive the plan directly in your inbox, register to receive news from Dare County at www.darenc.com/enotify

State Cases of COVID-19

In North Carolina, there are currently 6,951 cases of COVID-19 in 93 counties. There have been 213 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 427 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

County’s Positive Test Results Remains at 15 

The number of positive COVID-19 test results remains at 15. Fourteen have recovered/or are asymptomatically cleared (meaning they are seven days post testing with no symptoms) and one died.

Dare County

A variety of data-driven COVID-19 related maps and web applications are available online and on social media. While these online applications may be appealing and engaging to some users, pay attention to the data source and disclaimers. Most are intended for informational or entertainment purposes and not intended to provide credible statistics. Users should only rely on accurate, reliable information from credible sources like the CDC, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and local public health officials.

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. Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. The public safety building remains closed to non-emergency visitors.

Commercial solid waste collection will occur on Fridays for the next two weeks. Typically, commercial collection moves to twice a week after May 1, but this will continue to be evaluated and communicated based on volume.

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.

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 dshelton@southernshores-nc.gov.  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.

Police Department-The Southern Shores Police Department would like you to be aware of possible scams/fraud attempts in the coming weeks, as it relates to COVID19 Economic Impact Payments from the Federal Gov’t. Please read the attached press release from the US Secret Service Charlotte Office. https://www.southernshores-nc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-Press-release-CHAFO-040320.pdf

Town of Kitty Hawk

Town offices are open normal business hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Face-to-face contact is being limited. Before visiting any Kitty Hawk office, please check the appropriate website or call to discuss the best way to conduct business. For contact information, please visit  https://www.kittyhawknc.gov/coronavirus-disease/.

The Kitty Hawk Recycle Center Is Open with Regular Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday:  8:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday and Sunday: Closed

Recycle Center Attendants will not be able to assist with the unloading of materials. Please respect social distancing guidelines. Should these guidelines not be practiced, the Center may have to close again. Any questions may be directed to Public Works by phone at 252-261-1367 or email wmidgett@kittyhawktown.net.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and helping to maintain a safe environment for both residents and employees.

The Town’s Spring Chipping Service Will Take Place Monday,  April 27, 2020. Please place your debris in the right of way, at least 3 feet from the side of the road by April 26th. .  Debris can be no larger than 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet long. No stumps, lumber, leaves or yard clippings will be collected.

Town of Kill Devil Hills

Our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working, but we must continue to practice social distancing. We understand the desire to be outside is more powerful than ever. The sunshine and warmer temperatures are bringing residents out to the beach and parks. While going to the beach or parks on your own or with members of your household is an acceptable activity under the Stay at Home Order, it is vital that social distancing practices are followed. Please continue to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others who are not part of the same household. By continuing to do your part, you are helping our community defeat this virus.

Please visit our website, www.kdhnc.com for information on modifications to daily operations/services, closed facilities, meeting/event cancellations, contact information for various Town Departments, and other updates.

Board of Commissioners Meeting:

In order to maintain the safety of Town residents, Staff, and board members, the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners will conduct an electronic meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., using Zoom software. There are several methods the public can participate in or view the meeting.

View meeting agenda:

https://www.kdhnc.com/DocumentCenter/View/12274

View participation instructions:

https://www.kdhnc.com/DocumentCenter/View/12273

Kill Devil Hills is making every effort to ensure that the public is able to not only listen to the meeting, but also to participate in the public comment portion of the Board of Commissioners meeting while still maintaining all of the Town’s statutory requirements and keeping the public safe. Thank you for your interest in the Town and your patience and understanding during this unusual time.

Town of Nags Head

A reminder: Town offices remain open; however, we continue to strongly encouraging the public to conduct their business with the Town either via the phone or online. The administrative offices for the fire and police departments are closed to the public.

Water and tax bills can be paid via the drop box near the flag pole in front of Town Hall.

Trade permits can now be applied for and issued online. Additionally, in some cases we are able to make arrangements over the phone or by email to coordinate the submittal of building permit applications and materials, issue permits and take payments.

For additional information visit 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, late fees, and penalties are suspended. Water charges will still be billed. Payment plans are available. 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 – Dare Day 2020 cancelled but planned to return in 2021. 05/02 Litter Pick-Up postponed to 11/14. Downtown Market postponed until further notice.

The next bulletin will be issued no later than 5:30 p.m. today.