Gov. Cooper Announces First COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits will be Paid This Week

On Sunday, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the first payments for the unemployment claims related to coronavirus will begin going out this week. The Division of Employment Security has received an unprecedented number of unemployment insurance claims since Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 118 on March 17. In the past two weeks, approximately 270,000 claims have been […]

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N.C. COVID-19 case count reaches 1,040 with 18,945 tests complete; Dare County releases Sunday update

The statewide COVID-19 case count reached 1,040 as of early Sunday morning, with 18,945 tests completed across the state and counting. 91 individuals are currently hospitalized in N.C., and there have been four COVID-related deaths in North Carolina. Dare County has had one individual test positive for COVID-19. The Dare County Department of Health and […]

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Dare County updates “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” declaration to align with N.C.’s Stay at Home order

In North Carolina, there are currently 934 cases of COVID-19 in 63 counties. There have been four fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19 and there is evidence of community-wide spread in 31 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. In the other 32 counties with positive cases, the cases are linked to travel or direct contact. Currently, […]

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Governor Cooper issues a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Starting Monday at 5 p.m.

Governor Roy Cooper issued a statewide Stay at Home Executive Order at a Friday afternoon briefing from the state’s Coronavirus Task Force. The order follows Dare County’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” declaration, which was also issued on Friday afternoon. For any discrepancies between the two orders, the more restrictive version of the guidelines applies. The […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore says beaches will remain open; visitors centers are closed

To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, consistent with federal, state, and local advisories, visitor centers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) are temporarily closed. Park lands and beaches continue to be open for the purposes of activities described under Dare County’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” declaration. Read more about the new county declaration, […]

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What’s allowed under Dare County’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” Declaration

Dare County has imposed additional restrictions under the State of Emergency Declaration that is currently in effect for COVID-19. The “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” directive goes into effect on Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. and is being implemented to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in the County. Restrictions remain […]

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