COVID-19 Bulletin #6

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Bulletin #6
March 18, 2020
4:00 p.m. 

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the nation continues to grow. In North Carolina, there are 66 reported cases in 18 counties. No individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County at this time.

The Dare County COVID-19 hotline is operating from 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Assistance and guidance can be provided on information regarding testing, travel restrictions, symptoms, and preparation efforts. To reach the hotline, please call 252.475.5008.

The Dare County Control Group will meet again tomorrow morning for a briefing from Public Health officials. For the latest information on COVID-19 and links to reliable sources, please visit The next bulletin will be issued Thursday,  March 19.

Dare County
While Dare County continues to provide services for our citizens, in the interest of the health and safety of our customers and staff, face to face interaction is being limited as much as possible. While some facilities have closed (Thomas A. Baum Senior Center, Dare County Center, Fessenden Center, Parks and Recreation Facilities), other Dare County offices will remain open. Before visiting our offices, please check the website or call to verify if services can be provided online or by phone.

Surf Pediatrics and Medicine
Surf Pediatrics and Medicine will continue to see all of their patients in their practice; for both well and sick problems.

They will see well/ non-sick patients in the Kitty Hawk office (252-255-5321).

They will see sick patients in the Kill Devil Hills office (252-449-5200).

They do have the ability to screen and test patients for suspected COVID-19 illness.  Please continue to call them if you are a patient to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

Town of Duck
Following the mayoral declaration of a state of emergency, the Town of Duck is implementing strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect citizens and staff.

Residential and commercial trash and recycling collections will continue as scheduled.

The Town Hall is currently open, but we ask that you call or email before visiting. We may be able to assist you remotely.

The Public Safety building is closed to non-emergent issues, including facility tours and the T-shirt shop. Please call or email the office to ask how we may be able to assist you remotely. 252-255-1234

Non-essential Town events have been cancelled or postponed until April 15. This includes beach planting, lectures, and other community events.

Plans for the Council meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020, will be evaluated and updates shared on the Town website, E-news, and social media channels.

Please expect face-to-face meetings with staff to be postponed or conducted electronically.