With so much confusion about travel during this pandemic we thought it would be helpful for you to know what is happening here in our state and community regarding Covid-19. We have gathered information that we hope will help to answer your questions about travelling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For road closures or weather related travel concerns the local authorities of Dare County will monitor the forecasts and release information via their website and social outlets. You can find information links and helpful information on our Emergency Weather Information Page
The State of North Carolina has an executive order that requires the wearing of a face covering both indoors and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
What changes can you expect due to COVID-19 ?
You can also find answers to commonly asked questions about vacationing here on the OBX :
March 26, 2021 - April 26, 2021 - Easing of some restrictions by executive order No. 204. States that museums, aquariums, retail businesses, shops, salons, and personal care shops can operate at 100% capacity both indoors and outdoors.
Businesses that will be able to operate at 75% indoors this week and 100% outdoors are: restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms and pools, and other recreation establishments, the governor stated.
Establishments allowed to run at 50% inside and outside include: bars, movie theaters, gaming facilities, conference spaces, lounges, nightclubs, auditoriums, arenas, and fields, with movie theaters and gaming businesses operating at 75% outdoors.
This Order takes effect on March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain in effect until
April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., unless repealed, replaced, or rescinded.
Save Lives - Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Wait Six Feet apart.
We know you have a lot of questions and concerns. Please note that social distancing and other protocols related to the Corona Virus are are put in place in place to protect the well-being of all.
FOR THE MOST ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON COVID-19, RELY ON THESE TRUSTED SOURCES: