At 5 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2020, the state of North Carolina moved into Safer At Home Phase 2.5 of easing COVID-19 restrictions. In a video message, Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard reported a recent reduction of COVID-19 cases within Dare County compared to the number of cases reported throughout July and August. However, he also noted that conditions can quickly change and encouraged people to continue to practice the 3Ws to help reduce the spread of the virus.
Another topic touched on by the chairman was the dissemination of the Employee Housing Needs Survey, which was distributed last week and asks employers and business owners to provide information about the specific housing needs of Dare County’s workforce so that the county can identify opportunities for new and more diverse housing development on the Outer Banks.
Chairman Woodard also shared information about the work that began on Sept. 14 at College of The Albemarle’s (COA) campus at 205 Highway 64 in Manteo. The building currently located on the site—which was formerly Manteo High School and Manteo Middle School—will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way a new state-of-the-art COA facility.
In his closing comments, Chairman Woodard reminded the public that we are in the height of a very active hurricane season and that individuals should continue to monitor frequently changing weather forecasts and to remain prepared for the possibility of a storm affecting the Outer Banks in the coming days or weeks.
The video is available for streaming Dare County’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/DareCounty. It has also been shared on Dare County’s Twitter account, @DareCountyGovt. The video will be broadcast on Current TV Government Channel 191 for local Spectrum TV customers. CurrentTV’s programming schedule and additional programming is available for viewing on-demand at CurrentTV.org.