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. 


  •   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.

    4/5/2020 12:30:00 PM

  •   COVID-19 Bulletin #31

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

    4/5/2020 9:19:48 AM

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Stay Home. Stay Healthy.

Governor Roy Cooper has issued a Stay at Home Order for the state of North Carolina effective until at least April 29.

What does it mean to stay home?
Can I go outside?
Can my family or friends come visit? Can I go visit them?
How can I protect myself if I have to go out?
How can I get groceries and prescriptions?
How long will this last?
Is this Executive Order mandatory or is it just guidance?
How do the state and local orders correlate with one another?
Can I still attend religious services?
Can I still mail items and get deliveries?
Where can I find more information about exceptions to the order?

Symptoms &Testing

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Should I get tested for COVID-19?
Where can I get tested & is testing free?
Why is the Health Department not releasing the number of individuals being tested for COVID-19?

Positive Cases

Has anyone tested positive in Dare County?
How will I know positive cases are reported in Dare County?
What is Dare County doing to determine who came in contact with the patients who tested positive for COVID-19?
How will I know if I’ve been around people who have tested positive for COVID-19?
Will Dare County share any details regarding locations (including dates/times) where the patient has recently been in the area?
How do I know that the person calling me is a Dare County Department of Health & Human Services representative?
Could I have caught coronavirus from someone in the area who tested positive?
I’m caring for a family member or friend with COVID-19. How can I protect myself from infection and still take care of their needs?
Why do positive test results not appear on some COVID-19 tracking maps?
What is the North Carolina COVID-19 case count?
What is community spread?
What does "fully recovered" mean?


How should I be prepared for this?
Should I be stocking up on supplies?
How can I receive alerts and information about COVID-19?
Where can I access reliable information about COVID-19?

Access to Dare County

Who is prohibited from entering Dare County?
How can I enter Dare County?
When will visitors and non-resident property owners be allowed access to Dare County?
How do I express my concerns regarding this decision?

Restaurants & Businesses

Are restaurants open?
Can takeout be eaten on outdoor patios and seating areas?
What businesses are open?


What types of community resources are available?
Are parks and playgrounds open?
What mental health resources are available to help cope with COVID-19?
How do I apply for unemployment?
How can I support local businesses during this time?