Outer Banks officials set up coronavirus email; ask that you don’t call 911 with questions

Keep your windows closed when approaching the check points, and show ID or documents to officers through the window. [Emily Walker photo]

Dare County has set up a new email to address coronavirus questions, and Currituck County is asking that people stop calling 911 with questions regarding entry onto the Outer Banks.

“The dispatchers must be free to answer emergency calls!” Currituck officials said in a statement. “Currently, there is no estimated timeframe for when the restrictions on visitors and non-resident property owners might be lifted. Citizens in need of entry information may call Emergency Management at 252-232-2115. There is also much useful information provided on the Currituck County website.”

Dare County on Saturday set up an email for anyone with questions on the coronavirus locally: [email protected]

In North Carolina on Saturday, there were 185 reported cases in 36 counties, including one individual in Hyde County, though officials later said the person lives in and is isolating in another, unidentified county.

Medical Providers in Dare County continue to test patients who meet criteria for testing which includes fever of 100.4, cough and symptoms of respiratory illness.

At this time, there have been no individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County. When an individual tests positive for COVID-19 in Dare County, that information will be shared as soon as possible.

To protect the public health and safety for our community, restrictions remain in place prohibiting visitors and non-resident property owners from entering Dare County. Checkpoints are located at entry points to the county. For detailed information regarding entry, visit darenc.com/entry.

The COVID-19 Call Center is receiving many calls with regard to the restrictions that have been implemented. Those who would like to share their concerns regarding the decision to restrict access to non-resident property owners and visitors may submit an email to [email protected].

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