DARE Co., N.C. (WSET) -- The Dare County Control Group said they will release a plan Tuesday to address the lifting of restrictions to the county’s section of the Outer Banks put in place during the coronavirus pandemic, which includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo and Hatteras Island.
Other Outer Banks counties have already lifted some restrictions.
The Town of Beaufort in Carteret County on Monday ended its police checkpoint near U.S. Highway 70. Mayor Rett Newton said the checkpoints would be reestablished if the county experiences a spike in new cases.
Also, Wrightsville Beach ocean and soundside beach access points are open as of noon Monday, Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens said in news release.
According to the town, all access points and beaches will be opened for what’s described as individual, non-stationary exercise activities such as walking, jogging, swimming, and surfing and water sports.
OBX Today reported that the Currituck County Board of Commissioners voted to reopen access for non-resident property owners to Corolla starting this Thursday, and visitors as early as the middle of the next month.
The board voted to allow visitors starting May 15, but that date will be finalized at their meeting on May 4.
For Dare County, Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies said in a video that non-resident property owners will be allowed in first.
Dare County restricted visitor access last month, only allowing permanent residents entry onto the islands.