(WNCT) A State of Emergency has been issued for Currituck County.
Albermarle Regional Health Services recommended that due to possible impacts of COVID-19, Currituck County should declare a State of Emergency in response to the danger imposed by the disease.
Mass gatherings, 50 people or more, in Currituck County are prohibited.
Effective Friday at 10:00 p.m., access to the Currituck Outer Banks is denied to visitors and non-resident property owners.
At this time, there is no evacuation order for any visitors or non-resident property owners who may already be present in the Currituck Outer Banks.
The restrictions fall upon any attempt to gain access as of 10:00 p.m. Friday.
Permanent residents of Currituck County will be able to enter Dare County to conduct business, work, and attend medical appointments.
To gain access, Currituck County residents must have an ID that shows a Currituck County address.
The law enforcement checkpoint will continue to operate at the Wright Memorial Bridge, on the Dare County side.
There will be no restrictions on motorists coming from Dare County north into Currituck County.