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Town of Duck News
March 30, 2020

Town of Duck Services

To protect our citizens and staff, we ask you to call or email the office to ask how we can assist you remotely. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

 
Services
Trash and recycling collection will continue as scheduled. No items outside the receptacles will be collected.

The Town’s spring bulk waste collection, originally scheduled for April 17, will be postponed until a later date. The Town will provide notice once a new date is scheduled.
 
The Public Safety building is closed to non-emergency issues, including facility tours and the T-shirt shop.

The Town of Duck Police Department continues to monitor unoccupied properties throughout town. Should signs of unauthorized entry or other issues be observed, the homeowner or property management company will be contacted.
For more information, click here.

Meetings
The April 1 Town Council meeting will be live streamed. Instructions for public comment and viewing will be posted here prior to the meeting.

The April 8 Planning Board meeting has been canceled.

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

 
Consistent with the adoption timeline set by federal law, the new FEMA flood maps and accompanying flood damage prevention ordinance must be adopted by the Town of Duck effective June 19, 2020. The upcoming flood map amendments show 837 properties in the Town of Duck being shifted out of current special flood hazard areas (V and A flood zones) and significant lowering of the base flood elevation in remaining A flood zones.

To address these changes and comply with new FEMA standards, the Town of Duck Planning Board has recommended amendments to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. All the proposed standards are intended to improve the Town’s resiliency to coastal flooding and minimize property damage due to flooding. Many of the proposed standards will have the additional benefit of improving the Town’s CRS rating and potentially reducing insurance rates.

To review the draft ordinance (with changes highlighted), click here. Comments may be provided on the website or via email.

To learn more about the Town's floodplain protection program and the recent flood map changes, click here.

COVID-19 Bulletin #21
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Bulletin #21  (click for full bulletin)
March 30, 2020
1:00 p.m.

In North Carolina, there are currently 1307 cases of COVID-19 in 74 counties.There have been 6 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 137  hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

Dare County has had only one positive test result, which was reported on March 25. Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to report on any positive case as soon as possible. The official source for official information on positive test results is the local health department or NC Department of Health and Human Services.

The Dare County “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” order -  became effective on Saturday, March 28 and aligns with North Carolina’s Stay at Home Executive Order

It is important to adhere to the Stay at Home order. Each and every person must do their part to reduce the spread of COVID 19 by maintaining social distancing because it is one of the most effective tools we have. Social distancing is not going to the beach with another family; social distancing is being with your immediate family and staying 6 feet or more away from non-family members. Remember that every additional individual you or your family has direct contact with (less than 6 feet for ten minutes or more) increases the risk of someone getting COVID-19. For the safety of you, your family and our community, please don't make exceptions to this order of social distancing. 

To view the frequently asked questions regarding the stay at home order that is in effect, click here. To reach the State’s COVID-19 information line, call 888-892-1162 or receive updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.  

Dare County
The Dare County COVID-19 Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at 252.475.5008. Staff members are available to help address your questions.   

For updated information regarding Dare County services and department operations, visit www.darenc.com/covidservices. A list of community resources is available for those impacted by COVID-19 at darenc.com/covidresources

Town of Duck
The April 1 Town Council meeting will be live streamed. Instructions for public comment and viewing will be provided at www.townofduck.com/town-council prior to the meeting.

The April 8 Planning Board meeting has been canceled.

The Town of Duck Police Department continues to monitor unoccupied properties throughout town. Should signs of unauthorized entry or other issues be observed, the homeowner or property management company will be contacted.

For more information, click here.

Dare County DHHS COVID-19 Video #16

Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies provides an update on COVID-19 in Dare County. This video also provides important reminders about social distancing.

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 the state, 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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