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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 darenc.com/entry.   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

Dare County Public Relations provides information about County policies, services, programs and initiatives to help citizens stay informed and become involved in local government.  


The Public Relations Department prepares press releases and announcements, videos, brochures and general publications of Dare County government. The department also organizes community outreach events, coordinates special projects for County departments, and serves as liaison between Dare County and the media. 

Crisis communications for Dare County Emergency Management are overseen by the Public Information Officer who serves as Chief of the Joint Information Section during emergency situations. 

Speakers from various departments of Dare County government may be scheduled through the Public Relations Department to address groups on a variety of issues relating to County government services and issues. 

The Public Relations Department also handles requests for public records

Video production as well as the recording of Commissioners' meetings is a function of the Public Relations Department. The department oversees operations of the Government and Education Access Channels (Gov-Ed TV)