Currituck County amends State of Emergency to include Outer Banks; sets up checkpoint

North Carolina

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Currituck County announced on Friday night that due to the spread of the coronavirus, access restrictions now include the Outer Banks.

These restrictions deny entry from visitors and non-resident property owners.

The county stated that this will potentially reduce the amount of ambulance transport time, limit the number of possible patients, and protect the Outer Banks’ large retiree and senior citizen population along with residents.

According to county officials, “the decision to amend the State of Emergency is intended to ease the strain on local healthcare facilities and protect citizens from a possible outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.”

Shortly after Gov. Cooper issued a stay-at-home Executive Order, the county set up a checkpoint between Duck and Carolla to enforce the restrictions and monitor the flow of traffic.

According to a Facebook post on Saturday, no documentation or proof of residency is needed at this time.

More on North Carolina and the coronavirus.

Updates will be made as information becomes available.  


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