Face Coverings Must Be Worn In Indoor and Outdoor Public Spaces in North Carolina Where Social Distancing Cannot Be Maintained - More information available here.


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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A Message from Chairman Woodard - June 26, 2020

Post Date:06/26/2020 4:04 PM

Following the Governor’s announcement on Wednesday that face coverings are required throughout North Carolina, local officials met this morning and agreed that for consistency and to eliminate confusion amongst the public, Dare County’s face covering requirement is now aligned with the Governor’s Executive Order 147

In the video, Woodard points out that there is community-wide spread of COVID-19 throughout all areas of Dare County and emphasizes how important it is for everyone to protect themselves and others - wear a face covering, practice social distancing and wash hands frequently. 

For updated information regarding COVID-19 in Dare County, visit For specifics on face covering requirements, visit Resources for local businesses, including signage, can be accessed at  

The video is available for streaming in its entirety on Dare County’s YouTube channel at It has also been shared on Dare County’s Twitter account @DareCountyGovt. The video will be broadcast on Current TV Government Channel 191 for local Spectrum TV customers. CurrentTV’s programming schedule and additional programming is available for viewing on-demand at

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