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COVID-19 Update #1 – 3.19.20

PRESS RELEASE March 19, 2020 Town of Emerald Isle: COVID-19 State of Emergency

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-

Effective today, March 19, 2020, Mayor Eddie Barber has issued the attached State of Emergency for the Town of Emerald Isle.

Town Manager Matt Zapp states, “The Town of Emerald Isle is partnering with the appropriate federal, state, county, and local officials to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19. In alignment with Carteret County, the Town of Emerald Isle discourages travel to the coast at this time.”
Emerald Isle officials call on all citizens and businesses to voluntarily follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):
  • Reduce the risk of person-to person transmission by practicing social distancing measures which decrease the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Individuals who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow.
  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, the Town urges citizens to reference and use the following credible sources:
  • COVID-19 Information Call In Line at the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS): 866-462-3821 or the Coronavirus Response in North Carolina (NCDHHS): http://ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://coronavirus.gov
The Town of Emerald continues to maintain a continuity of operations.   Town officials will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates to the public and media via our website (www.emeraldisle-nc.org) and social media sites. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.
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For press inquiries, contact:
Matt Zapp, Town Manager
252-354-3424

March 19, 2020 Town of Atlantic Beach COVID-19 Update State of Emergency Declaration

Effective today, March 19, 2020, Mayor A.B. “Trace” Cooper, III has issued the attached State of Emergency and Declaration Enumerating Certain Prohibitions & Restrictions Imposed During a State of Emergency for the Town of Atlantic Beach.
Town Manager David Walker states, “The Town of Atlantic Beach is partnering with the appropriate federal, state, county, and local officials to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19. In alignment with Carteret County, the Town of Atlantic Beach discourages travel to the coast at this time.”
Atlantic Beach officials call on all citizens and businesses to voluntarily follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):
  • Reduce the risk of person to person transmission by practicing social distancing measures which decrease the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Individuals who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow.
  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, the Town urges citizens to reference and use the following credible sources:
  • COVID-19 Information Call In Line at the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS): 866-462-3821 or the Coronavirus Response in North Carolina (NCDHHS): http://ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://coronavirus.gov
The Town of Atlantic Beach continues to maintain a continuity of operations. Town officials will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates to the public and media via our website www.atlanticbeach-nc.com and social media sites. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.
For press inquiries contact David Walker, Town Manager at 252-726-2121 or townmanager@atlanticbeach-nc.com
View the official State of Emergency here.
View the full press release here.
DECLARATION OF THE MAYOR OF ATLANTIC BEACH
ENUMERATING CERTAIN PROHIBITIONS & RESTRICTIONS
IMPOSED DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 7, Emergency Management, of the Atlantic Beach Town Code, Section 7-1, Determination of State of Emergency; Restrictions Authorized, a State of Emergency has been declared to exist in the Town of Atlantic Beach.
WHEREAS, by Proclamation 20-03-01 the Mayor declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Atlantic Beach on March 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM; and
WHEREAS, the provisions of Chapter 7, Emergency Management of the Atlantic Beach Town Code provides that during a State of Emergency that the Mayor may, by Declaration, impose certain prohibitions and restrictions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED AND DECLARED by A. B. Cooper, III, Mayor of the Town of Atlantic Beach that:
All gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. This applies to all gatherings, including but not limited to, gatherings in restaurants, bars, private clubs, meeting halls, private homes and the outdoor areas of such locations. Outdoor areas of such locations include decks, porches and yards. Social distancing should be maintained at gatherings of any size.
The authority for the above restrictions is provided in the curfew provisions of Section 7-4 of the Atlantic Beach Town Code. Section 7-4 allows the imposition of curfews and the exemption of classes from such curfews.
THIS the 19th day of March 2020 at 4:00 p.m.