Covid-19

We will WELCOME GUESTS on MAY 16th, 2020

WELCOME GUESTS! 

This bulletin from Currituck County was released on May 6th, 2020:

Currituck County, Dare County, and Hyde County will lift restrictions on entry for visitors beginning Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. This decision follows the announcement by Governor Roy Cooper yesterday (May 5) to issue Executive Order 138 which will modify North Carolina’s Stay at Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions. 

READ THE REST OF THIS BULLETIN HERE:
https://co.currituck.nc.us/news/counties-announce-obx-opening-date-for-visitors/ 

Supplies

It may take a while for some supplies to restock in our stores.  Most notably, paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels are hard to find.  If you know you will need a certain item from the store, you may want to consider bringing your own supply from home.   

Cleaning / Bedding

Now that our beaches will re-open to guests, we must turn our attention to the diligent and thorough cleaning protocol we will need to employ when readying your vacation home.  We will be using EPA-approved products to ensure the safety and cleanliness of each of our homes.  In homes that provide linens, beds will be made with sheets and pillowcases only. Guests are encouraged to bring any additional bedding they will require. There will be one clean blanket in each closet in case of emergency.  Please wash it before use.       

STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY!

We take the health of our guests and our entire Outer Banks community very seriously. Please, if you or any of your party are feeling sick at the time of your vacation, stay home! Carova residents are fortunate to have a relatively isolated geographic location; however, if the virus comes to our sanctuary it could be devastating for our small community. Please follow the advice of the CDC, if you are feeling unwell, Stay Home!  Give us a call if you are concerned that you or someone in your party may pose a health risk at the time of your vacation. Thank you! 

Additional Links:

PAGE from the CDC on Coronavirus:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CURRITUCK COUNTY
DARE COUNTY:  https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6368/17

NC Phased re-entry info:  https://www.nc.gov/covid19 
Frequently Asked Questions for NC requirements: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve/phase-2-extension-faqs

Currituck Bulletin:

Before traveling to the Outer Banks, visitors are encouraged to contact their accommodations provider to confirm their reservation and arrival plans. As visitors prepare for vacation, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is not over. There are still State and local restrictions in effect to protect everyone’s safety.  For example:

  • Social distancing guidelines are still in place.
  • NC requires masks be worn in public locations where social distancing may not be possible
  • Public gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.  Visitors may congregate on the beach in groups of 10 or more ONLY IF it is a family group or a group staying in the same house together.
  • Getting food from restaurants continues to be on a take-out or delivery basis.
  • Businesses, including grocery stores, have limits on the number of people allowed in the store at any given time based on square footage.
  • Personal care and grooming businesses and entertainment businesses without retail or dining are not open yet based on State regulations which are not determined or controlled by our local government.

Also, remember that the CDC recommends not to travel if you are sick or were recently exposed (within 14 days) to COVID-19. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Like many places in the United States, visitors should expect to see changes in product availability as supply chain demand fluctuates across the nation. If possible, bring essentials with you, including paper products and non-perishable groceries.