COVID-19 Bulletin #54 from Dare County Emergency Management
State Cases of COVID-19
In North Carolina, there are currently 10,923 cases of COVID-19 in 98 counties. There have been 399 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 547 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.
County’s Positive Test Results at 16
Yesterday, Health & Human Services Director, Dr. Sheila Davies announced the 16th positive test result in Dare County. The Dare County COVID-19 webpage has a section for quick reference which provides the most up to date information on COVID-19 cases in Dare County and also the State of North Carolina. You can find this information at www.darenc.com/covid19
Phased Entry for Property Owners Begins May 4
We look forward to welcoming non-resident property owners beginning Monday, May 4. Dare County will open to non-resident property owners who have a valid entry permit with matching government issued ID according to the schedule below:
- Monday, May 4 at 6:00 a.m. - Entry begins and is ongoing for non-resident property owners whose last name begins with A - I.
- Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 a.m. - Entry begins and is ongoing for non-resident property owners whose last name begins with J - R.
- Friday, May 8 at 6:00 a.m. - Entry begins and is ongoing for non-resident property owners whose last name begins with S - Z.
Entry permits can be obtained at darenc.com/entry
. Following the instructions provided, non-resident property owners can receive permits by applying online. Permits will be issued to the two “Primary Owners” listed on the tax record for each property.
Those who are entering should have permits and proper identification ready before approaching the entry checkpoint. A list of frequently asked questions about entry to Dare County is available on the COVID-19 FAQs page
All non-resident property owners should bring their own supplies
to sustain themselves in their homes as much as possible, including groceries, prescriptions, paper products and other essentials.
Public Safety Alerts to Be Issued Next Week
As the county’s population begins to increase next week, Dare County Emergency Management will issue Public Safety Alerts using the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). IPAWS allows public safety messages to be sent to enabled wireless cellular devices that are in, or that enter Dare County. Alerts will be similar to an Amber Alert on devices that have the public safety government alert notification feature enabled. The goal of using IPAWS to issue these public safety alerts, is to raise awareness of the State and County stay at home orders that are in place, as well as the Dare County requirement to wear a face covering in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
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