How does reentry work?

If necessary, reentry will occur in four phases; priority one, priority two, priority three and priority four. A staged reentry process is used to facilitate a safe and orderly return allowing the recovery process to begin.


Priority 1: Essential Personnel-

Essential personnel include essential utilities personnel, government personnel, medical personnel, and damage assessment personnel. Essential personnel will be allowed entry with a reentry permit and matching government issued identification.


Priority 2: Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses-

Permanent Residents will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license/identification card with a local address or a current Dare County property tax bill or parcel data sheet. To expedite movement through traffic control points can also display a reentry permit.

Non-resident essential personnel of critical businesses such as grocery stores, food distributor, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, property management, building supply and hotels will be permitted reentry with a reentry permit and matching current government issued identification.


Priority 3: Non-Resident Property Owners & Non-Resident Employees of Non-Critical Businesses-

Non-resident property owners will also be allowed reentry with a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government issued id or a reentry permit with matching government issued identification.

Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry permit.


Priority 4: General Public & Visitors-

No reentry permit is needed for Priority Four.

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1. Does KDH issue reentry permits?
2. Where do I get a reentry permit?
3. What is the process of receiving a reentry permit?
4. How long will my reentry permit be valid?
5. What if I lose my reentry permit or never applied for one?
6. How does reentry work?
7. How will I know when I can come back to the Outer Banks?
8. Why do residents get to come in before non-residents?
9. We have a vacation planned, will everything be okay by then?
10. Do you need carpenters, tree surgeons, carpet cleaners, etc. from outside the area to rebuild?