April 23, 2020
State Cases of COVID-19
In North Carolina, there are currently 7,608 cases of COVID-19 in 93 counties. There have been 253 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 486 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.
County’s Positive Test Results Remains at 15
The number of positive tests results in Dare County has remained at 15 for the past 12 days. The Dare County COVID-19 webpage now has a section for quick reference which provides the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases in Dare County. You can find this information at darenc.com/covid19.
Entry for Currituck County Non-Resident Property Owners
Today, Currituck County began allowing entry of non-resident property owners to Corolla and Corova. 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. 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.
Essential Business Requests
We 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.
Well Child Care
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 kids healthy and providing critical vaccinations. We 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 your 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.
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.
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Until there is a vaccine, we must be the vaccine. To keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our community protected we must continue to stay home, practice physical distancing, wash our hands frequently, and wear a cloth face covering when out for essential trips.
COVID-19 is not the only thing that is highly contagious. Hope, compassion, and kindness are also extremely contagious, and they are worth spreading, especially in trying times such as this.
The changes and sacrifices we have been making have not been easy, but they are making a difference. During this challenging time, it is important that we choose to speak with kindness and compassion. Whether you are speaking with neighbors, out-of-towners, employees, or commenting on social media, please choose goodwill and civility.
We encourage you to continue acting as the vaccine. And, in a world where you can be anything, be kind. We’re in this together. We’ll get through this together. We’re looking forward to the brighter days ahead, and to get there faster, we must each keep doing our part.
For information on modifications to daily operations/services, closed facilities, meeting/event cancellations, contact information for various Town Departments, and other updates, visit our website, www.kdhnc.com.
Board of Commissioners Meeting:
The April 22, 2020, KDH Board of Commissioners meeting is available for viewing at: https://youtu.be/AostkwKEYw4
The Nags Head Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 will be conducted electronically and can be accessed by the public via the Zoom platform. The agenda, as well as directions for public comment and listening/viewing to the meeting will available on the Town’s website at www.nagsheadnc.gov/bocagenda.
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 Friday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.