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Dare County Emergency Management is the lead role in preparing for and directing response to major emergencies and disasters , both natural and man-made within Dare County. The Department of Emergency Management is the local community based equivalent of the NC Division of Emergency Management Agency at the State level and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Federal level. It works closely with all agencies (public & private) before, during and after emergencies/disasters to provide the coordination of comprehensive protection of lives and property. 


Dare County Emergency Management has a full-time staff that receives specialized training in many varied fields. Like other public safety officials, staff members serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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COVID-19 Bulletin #25

Post Date:04/01/2020 5:24 PM

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Bulletin #25
April 1, 2020
5:15 p.m.

The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the third positive test result for COVID-19, however, the individual became symptomatic and was tested in another state. The individual remains in another state and has not traveled to North Carolina since the fall of 2019. The individual has fully recovered from the COVID-19 virus.

The case will show up as Dare County‚Äôs first case with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, since the individual provided a  Dare County address  when tested. 

For more information about COVID-19 in Dare County, visit darenc.com/covid19 or call 252.475.5008 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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