Corolla and Carova property owners asked to respect Dare County’s stay-home orders

NCDOT traffic camera image at Wright Memorial Bridge early Thursday afternoon.

Currituck County on Thursday began allowing entry of non-resident property owners to Corolla and Corova.

Those accessing Currituck County through Dare County are asked to respect the Dare County Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order that remains in effect to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Dare County Control Group said in a bulletin.

“Travel in Dare County should be used only as necessary to reach the Currituck Outer Banks or for essential needs,” the bulletin said. “Those traveling to the Currituck Outer Banks should plan to travel directly to your destination once passing through the checkpoint at the bridge.”

Dare County’s coronavirus case count on Thursday remained at 15, with 14 recovered or asymptomatic and one death.

In North Carolina, there are currently 7,608 cases of COVID-19 in 93 counties. There have been 253 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 486 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

Dare County has set up a quick-reference section on the COVID-19  which provides the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases in Dare County. You can find this information at darenc.com/covid19.

The control also addressed essential business requests in Thursday’s bulletin. 

“We recognize the unprecedented toll this pandemic is having on our business community. If you believe your business can meet an essential need but is currently not included in North Carolina Executive Orders 121 or 131, you may submit a request to be considered an essential business online at www.ncdor.gov/request-be-considered-essential-business.”

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