Covid-19

Traveling Safely during the Pandemic

WELCOME GUESTS! 

As of October 3, 2020, North Carolina is in Phase 3 of re-opening under the Safer at Home plan. We continue to monitor state-wide and county-wide (both Currituck and Dare counties) decisions and recommended protocols. We take the health and safety of our guests and local residents very seriously.

To learn more about the restrictions still in effect, and to stay updated by visiting the North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard

Cleaning / Bedding

We employ diligent and thorough cleaning protocol when readying your vacation home.  We use 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.       

Supplies

It may take a while for some supplies to restock in our stores.  Most notably, meat and paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels are sometimes 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.   

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! 

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:

  • The mass gathering limit remains at 25 indoors and 50 outdoors.
  • Indoor seating areas in bars remain closed.
  • Indoor rides at amusement parks remain closed.
  • Fitness and exercise facilities remain open, subject to reduced capacity limits and other requirements.
  • Restaurants remain subject to capacity limits and other requirements for in-person dining.
  • Personal care businesses such as hair salons, nail salons, barber shops and more remain subject to capacity limits and other requirements.
  • Museums and aquariums remain open, subject to reduced capacity limits and other requirements.
  • Face coverings are still required in public when it is not possible to maintain social distancing from non-household members. In Phase 3, this requirement applies to any public place or business – indoor or outdoor.
  • Alcohol sales are still required to cease from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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.

Additional Links:

PAGE from the CDC on Coronavirus:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CURRITUCK COUNTY: https://co.currituck.nc.us/news/coronavirus-information-for-nc/
DARE COUNTY:  https://www.darenc.com/departments/health-human-services/coronavirus
NC Phased re-entry info: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve
Frequently Asked Questions for NC requirements: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve/phase-3-faqs