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March 19, 2020

Restaurants & Bars

In accordance with Executive Order 118 by the Governor of NC and the accompanying abatement order, restaurants are closed to indoor and outdoor dining services and restricted to carry-out, drive-through, and delivery services only.
Find links to the documents below:

Executive Order 118
Abatement Order

COVID-19 Bulletin #7

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Bulletin #7
March 19, 2020
12:00 p.m.


The Dare County Control Group received an update regarding COVID-19 from Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies this morning and Davies reported that the number of confirmed cases in our state continues to increase. Currently, there are 97 confirmed cases in North Carolina in 22 counties. Twenty-six of these confirmed cases are affiliated with a group of students from Duke University who traveled internationally. No individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County at this time.

The Dare County Control Group will continue to meet daily to receive and evaluate updated information and global research regarding this novel virus to make decisions in the best interest of the health and safety of our community. At this time, there is no way to provide a timeline or expected date for lifting the restriction that is in place for visitors. When conditions warrant, revisions to the restrictions on travel to Dare County will be implemented.  

Individuals who are traveling to and from Dare County for medical appointments will be allowed to exit and enter the county. However, it is recommended that you call your healthcare provider in advance to confirm your appointment.

On March 18, Governor Cooper announced an executive order closing restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allowing takeout and delivery orders to continue.  The community is encouraged to continue to support local restaurants and businesses. Order takeout and delivery from your favorite restaurants.  

Local stores that sell groceries and other necessary supplies are receiving inventory, however, some items continue to sell out. Please think of your neighbors and shop responsibly by only purchasing what your household needs.  

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions and explain the application process at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services 

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.

Cancellations, closings and the most current information from the towns and the National Park Service is available at

NC Department of Health & Human Services Updates

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.

Town of Duck Services

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. While the Town Hall will remain open, please call or email the office to ask how we may be able to assist you remotely.   

Trash/Recycling:  Residential and commercial collections will continue as scheduled.

Town Offices: 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.

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

Town Meetings: Plans for the April 1, 2020 Council meeting will be evaluated as we move forward. Tentatively, this meeting will be live streamed and the video posted after the meeting for those that could not watch live.

Please expect face-to-face meetings with staff to be postponed or conducted electronically.
Town Council meetings, Planning Board meetings, and associated public hearings are planned to continue at this time. Updates will be shared as we continue to evaluate the changing situation.

Continue to use your best judgement when deciding to attend a Town meeting. Public comments can be submitted online or via mail. While public hearings are more rigid in witness attendance, please contact the Town if you have concerns about your attendance at a meeting.
Town activities have been canceled or postponed until after April 15, when they will be re-evaluated.
Council Meeting
April 1, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Meeting plans will be evaluated as we move forward.
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Where to Find Reliable Information on COVID-19


It is important for community members to access reliable sources of information. Be wary of clicking on any links that you do not recognize, especially ones that might be emailed to you from an unknown source.

For regularly updated information on COVID-19 in Dare County and information about how to protect yourself, your family and our community, please visit:

We will continue to share updated information from these sources.
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