Currituck Outer Banks may reopen to non-resident property owners this Thursday

Currituck Beach Lighthouse. [VisitNC.com]

The Currituck County Board of Commissioners have voted to reopen access for non-resident property owners to Corolla starting this Thursday, and visitors as early as the middle of the next month.

Board members also decided that visitors may be able to start coming to the Currituck Banks starting May 15. But that date will not be finalized until the next commissioners meeting on May 4.

Currituck announcing an exact date on reopening to non-resident property owners comes ahead of the announcement being made by the Dare County Control Group on Tuesday about reopening their part of the Outer Banks.

Currituck County released Tuesday morning a key list for non-resident property owners:

  • To gain access into Corolla, non-resident property owners must display the appropriate Currituck County entry permit at the law enforcement checkpoint currently in place at the Wright Memorial Bridge.
  • Each car must have a permit to be allowed through the checkpoint.
  • Non-resident property owners who need a permit may request one via email to Currituck Emergency Management at [email protected].
  • Everyone should bring their own food and supplies to last approximately 14 days, as the grocery stores on the Outer Banks may not be fully-stocked at this time.
  • While on the Outer Banks, everyone should follow state directives on social distancing and limit public groups to no more than 10 people.
  • Visitors access to the Outer Banks has been restricted for the last six weeks due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its potential impacts on the local healthcare system.

Non-resident property owners were barred by both Dare and Currituck from entering on March 20. Those who have been on the Outer Banks since the restrictions began have been allowed to remain.

This is a developing story, stay with OBX Today for updates.

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