Latest Updates

April 3:

Regional Update: As of 11 a.m., Albemarle Regional Health Services reports 22 lab confirmed positive cases of COVID -19 across the region. Case counts include: Pasquotank – 7, Perquimans – 1, Camden – 0, Chowan – 1, Currituck – 2, Bertie – 6, Gates – 1, and Hertford – 4.

In North Carolina, there are currently 2,093 cases of COVID-19 in 86 counties. There have been 19 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state
is reporting 259 hospitalizations. 52% of COVID-19 cases in NC are people between the ages of 18 and 49; 28% are people age 50-64; and 20% age 65 and over.

April 2:

Albemarle Regional Health Services has received notification of the second lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Currituck County. The individual is currently isolated in another state and has not been in Currituck since January. Read more

April 1:

Today is recognized as “Census Day”.  Remember to submit your response to the United States 2020 Census.  This information is very important to Currituck County!  Census data helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed to states and local communities.  Each household that submits a response is helping Currituck County benefit!  Responses can be submitted online, by mail, or over the telephone. Learn more at 2020Census.gov.

March 31:

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 124 that prohibits utilities from shutting off service to customers who cannot make payments. Electric, gas, water, and waste water services cannot be shutoff for the next 60 days.

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office continues to enforce the access restrictions to the Outer Banks, in coordination with Dare County. The Currituck Sheriff’s Office is maintaining a presence at the Wright Memorial Bridge checkpoint, and is also coordinating boat patrols in the Currituck Sound. This is to restrict docking access from non-resident boaters in Corolla and the 4WD area.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily increasing benefits for March 2020 and April 2020 to current Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) recipients in North Carolina.  Learn more

March 30:

The Board of Commissioners established an expiration date of April 30 for the current State of Emergency. This deadline will be re-evaluated during the April 20 Board of Commissioners meeting and adjustments to the date will be made if necessary. This includes:

  • Access restricted for non-resident property owners and visitors to Corolla and the 4WD area.
  • County offices open to public by appointment only.
  • County events and meetings are cancelled.
  • County facilities are closed.  At County Parks, the playgrounds and equipment are closed to public use. Citizens may still use the open space and walking trails for exercise.

Governor Roy Cooper’s Stay at Home Executive Order is now in effect. Learn more about what this means in this Frequently Asked Questions.

March 29:

Albemarle Regional Health Services Health Director R. Battle Betts, Jr., MPA, has received notification of the first lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Currituck County. The individual is in isolation. ARHS is following North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidelines on contact tracing of all individuals who may have had close contact with the case. Please be vigilant in practicing preventive and safety measures that will help prevent the spread of the
virus.