UPDATE: Crews are repairing the protective dune along NC 12 on Pea Island south of the Basnight Bridge at Oregon Inlet. Both lanes will be closed at various times and for short periods through Friday.
Use caution when traveling in this area
An NCDOT traffic camera view of the 'S-curves' section of N.C. Highway 12 just north of Rodanthe in Dare County
Dare County, in coordination with Hyde and Currituck Counties, will lift restrictions on entry for visitors beginning Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m. This decision follows the announcement by Governor Roy Cooper yesterday (May 5) to issue Executive Order 138 which will modify North Carolina’s Stay at Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions.
View the video message announcing entry for visitors from Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard at https://youtu.be/trOYyOYwUjo.
Entry for visitors on Saturday, May 16 at 12:01 a.m. includes the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo; Hatteras Island; Roanoke Island; the Dare mainland; the Currituck County Outer Banks; and Ocracoke Island.
Allowing visitors on May 16 will allow seven days for local businesses, attractions, and accommodations providers to prepare for the arrival of visitors following the new business operating requirements put in place by the Governor’s Executive Order 138.
Before traveling to the Outer Banks, visitors are encouraged to contact their accommodations provider to confirm their reservation and arrival plans.
As visitors prepare for vacation, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is not over. There are still State restrictions in effect to protect everyone’s safety that may impact the way you have vacationed on the Outer Banks in the past, including:
Additionally, individuals are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Like many places in the United States, all shoppers should expect to see changes in product availability at grocery and retail outlets as supply chain demand fluctuates across the nation. If possible, visitors should bring essentials with them, including paper and sanitizing products and non-perishable groceries.
Updated information about entry to Dare County, including frequently asked questions, is available on the Dare County website at www.darenc.com/entry. Comprehensive information and resources related to the coronavirus can be found at www.darenc.com/covid19.
For information regarding entry to Ocracoke Island, visit http://hydecountync.gov/ocracoke-covid/index.php and for Hyde County information and resources related to the coronavirus visit http://hydehealth.com/public-health/
For updated information regarding the Currituck Outer Banks, visit https://co.currituck.nc.us/
For FAQ’s regarding the Governor’s Executive Order No. 138 that moves North Carolina into “Phase 1” of easing certain COVID-19 restrictions to help revive the economy while protecting public health, visit https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/FAQs-for-Phase-1-EO-FINAL.pdf
A new survey found the best parts about working from home during the crisis are no commute ,no dress code.
The top challenges are being distracted.....
Here are the five hardest parts about working from home :
1. Family members or roommates won't stop distracting you.
2. Keeping in touch with coworkers.
3. Setting up a decent workspace.
4. Balancing your work life and your home life, but keeping them separate.
5. It's harder to focus in general.
Now here are the top five benefits of working from home:
1. No commute.
2. You can wear whatever you want.
3. You're automatically social distancing.
4. You can take care of minor household tasks during work.
5. Your hours are more flexible, because no one's keeping tabs.
** BONUS. You can listen to Radio Free Outer Banks
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