Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

Dare County COVID-19 Numbers 6 positive tests reported in Dare County 0 deaths due to COVID-19 in Dare County.
Community Resources: Find a list of resources aimed at helping those impacted by COVID-19.


  • March 23: Executive Order closed K-12 public schools through May 15. 

  • March 18: North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. 

  • March 17: Executive Order closed restaurants and bars for dine-in service, makes unemployment benefits more widely available. More.

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The Dare County Control Group declared a State of Emergency for Dare County and has established a Joint Information Center to coordinate important communications from towns and agencies to help combat the spread of COVID-19. 

A “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” declaration for Dare County, which aligns with North Carolina's statewide Stay at Home order, is in effect to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19. 

EVERYONE must stay at home except to:

  • Work at essential businesses and institutions
  • Visit essential businesses and institutions (e.g., grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors & healthcare providers)
  • Care for a family member (if there is an urgent need)
  • Exercise outdoors (while maintaining social distancing)

EVERYONE is required to:

  • Not gather in groups of more than 10 people
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least a six foot distance between you and others

Frequently asked questions about the order, summaries of what citizens can do and should not do, and other information can be found here.

Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. This decision was made by the Dare County Control Group due to the unprecedented health threat posed by COVID-19 to protect public health and safety. The guidelines are in keeping with with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America to limit the risk of exposure and  the spread of COVID-19. Visit for complete information.   


A message from Chairman Bob Woodard -Friday, April 3

From his home in Kill Devil Hills, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard addresses the Dare County community as we begin the second weekend under a Stay at Home order.


  • COVID-19 Bulletin #32

    It is imperative that everyone in Dare County follow the Stay Home - Stay Healthy order and restrict all non-essential movement. Only go out when absolutely necessary. Practice social distancing by staying a minimum of 6 feet away from others, other than immediate family members.

    04/05/2020 12:30 PM

  • COVID-19 Bulletin #31

    Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the sixth positive test result for COVID-19

    04/05/2020 9:19 AM

  • COVID-19 Bulletin #30

    The Dare County Division of Public Health announces the fifth positive test result for COVID-19.

    04/04/2020 4:28 PM

  • COVID-19 Bulletin #29

    Dare County Division of Public Health Announces Fourth Positive Test Result for COVID-19

    04/04/2020 2:04 PM

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