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Ocracoke COVID-19 Entry Updates


Hyde County State of Emergency (COVID-19) - updated 5/6/20 5:00pm

Visitor Restrictions for Outer Banks to be Lifted May 16, 2020 - updated 5/6/20 12:00pm

Important Notice

Ocracoke entry restrictions have been lifted as of May 16, 2020. However, many restrictions are still in place. Please be adhere to these restrictions to make sure visitors and locals alike can have a safe and enjoyable summer!

The following restrictions will remain in place and must be followed:

  • Hyde County’s Stay at Home Order has been extended to May 22, 2020. 

  • If you are sick, stay home.

  • Mass gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer individuals.

  • Travel should only be for activities permitted by the Governor's Executive Order #138. Click here for a FAQ about the order.

  • Only have direct contact with members of your immediate household.

  • All essential retailers must adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order #138 and comply with restrictions on the number of individuals allowed entry based on square footage of space. 

In addition to the above restrictions, individuals are urged to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

All non-resident property owners and visitors should bring their own supplies to sustain themselves as much as possible during their visit ; including groceries, medication, paper products and other essentials. 

County officials will continue to meet regularly to review the effectiveness of our mitigation efforts. The health and wellbeing of everyone will continue to be the top priority as we move forward.