COVID-19 Update #11 – 3.28.20

March 28, 2020 Town of Atlantic Beach COVID-19 Update

Stay At Home Order
The Town of Atlantic Beach has taken additional measures to flatten the curve with regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you live, work, or own property in Atlantic Beach you may come to Atlantic Beach. If you are a visitor or tourist, you must stay away.
Governor Cooper has now issued a Stay at Home order that is to remain in place for 30 days. Among other things, the Governor’s order prohibits leisure travel to and within North Carolina. In light of the Governor’s order, Atlantic Beach, in coordination with the other towns on Bogue Banks has issued an order prohibiting the following:
a. The rental or occupation of a hotel or motel room.
b. The rental of a dwelling house, including a condominium unit, for less than thirty consecutive days.
c. The rental of an RV campsite or similar accommodation, for less than thirty consecutive days.
This prohibition will remain in place until April 29th. It may be extended or rescinded at any time based on the circumstances.
All previous emergency orders from the Governor and Mayor remain in place such that the following conditions currently in effect in our town:
  • All restaurants are closed except for takeout orders
  • All bars are closed
  • All public beach accesses are closed
  • The Town Park is closed
  • All beach public parking lots are closed
  • All public restroom facilities are closed
  • The Atlantic Beach Circle is closed
  • Fort Macon State Park is closed
  • Social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited anywhere in Atlantic Beach
  • Social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained at all times.
We sincerely request the public’s awareness and cooperation. We must act decisively in order to manage the spread of the virus. We hope to welcome visitors back to Atlantic Beach soon.
The Town of Atlantic Beach will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates to the public and media via our website ( and social media sites.
For press inquiries contact David Walker, Town Manager at 252-726-2121 or
View the full press release HERE.
View the Short Term Rentals Declaration HERE.