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Last updated 9:38 a.m., August 6, 2020.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time in our lives. To help navigate it, we have curated this page with the latest news updates, business resources, and more. Visit here for our main Travel Advisory page. The state of North Carolina's position on travel can be read here.

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For an updated NC coronavirus case count, visit North Carolina COVID-19 Case Count.

Latest News

Wednesday, August 5, 2020:

As of today, North Carolina is offically pausing in Phase 2 of reopening until September 11, 2020. For the full press release, click here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2020:

NC Governor Cooper announced a continuation of Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks beyond the executive order expiration date of July 17, making August 7 the new date for Phase 2 expiration. The decision was based upon the rising case numbers and hospitalizations associated COVID-19 in North Carolina and with a focus of flattening those numbers so that schools can reopen. Read more here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020:

As of today, North Carolina is officially extending Phase 2 of reopening until July 17, 2020. For the full press release, click here. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance as to holding outdoor sports practice and outdoor sports competition while remaining in compliance with Executive Order No. 141 and Phase 2 of NC reopening. Please read here for more information.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Health Services released a COVID-19 situation update for the Albemarle region. Read more here.

Thursday, May 21, 2020:

It is with deep regret we post the attached Press Release from Albemarle Regional Health Services advising of recent deaths associated with COVID-19 in Pasquotank County. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends of these individuals during this time of loss. The Press Release can be viewed in its entirety here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020:

Governor Cooper announced NC will officially enter a modified Phase 2 of recovery at 5:00pm on Friday, May 22. Phase 2 eases restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings. Read the full text of Executive Order 141 here. A summary of Phase 2 frequently asked questions are here. Information and resources specific to business operations can be found here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020:

From NCDHHS: Interim Guidance for Overnight Camp Settings

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Sunday, May 17, 2020:

A federal judge’s order Saturday May 16th allows North Carolina religious leaders to open their doors to their congregations, in spite of the governor’s warning that they risk spreading coronavirus. Governor Cooper urges houses of worship and their leaders to voluntarily follow public health guidance so that indoor meetings do not become virus hotspots.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, May 14, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020:

Visit Elizabeth City has created a new page on our website where we will be posting reopening guidelines for businesses to help make reopening local businesses easier and safe for customers as well as employees.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, May 11, 2020:

Two additional COVID-19 related deaths in Pasquotank County have been reported by Albemarle Regional Health Services. Read the press release here. ARHS reminds residents to continue practicing preventive and safety measures. 

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, May 7, 2020:

It is with deep regret we post the attached Press Release from Albemarle Regional Health Services advising of the death of a third Pasquotank County resident from COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends during this time of loss.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

Gov. Cooper announced Tuesday the beginning of Phase 1 for easing COVID-19 restrictions. Beginning 5:00 pm May 8th, more retail locations are allowed to open at 50% capacity and people are allowed to leave their homes for non-essential goods or services. Restaurants are still closed to dine-in service. Gyms, salons, movie theaters, etc. are still closed. Read Frequently Asked Questions here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, May 4, 2020:

Today, Gov. Cooper signed two bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills into law. These bills include nearly $1.6 billion in assistance for North Carolina families, schools, hospitals and small businesses as we continue fighting COVID-19.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Sunday, May 3, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Albemarle Regional Health Services providing assistance to long term care facility in Elizabeth City. Read the press release here.

Friday, May 1, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, April 30, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

FEMA Rumor Control Website: Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. FEMA setup a website to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus
pandemic. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, April 27, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Health Services Health Director R. Battle Betts, Jr., MPA, has received notification of the fist lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Camden 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. Read the press release here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Friday, April 24, 2020:

Governor Cooper announced Friday that "together with Superintendent Johnson and Chairman Davis, we have decided to continue remote learning for the rest of this school year for our K-12 public schools." Click here to read the full press release.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, April 23, 2020:

Governor Cooper announced Wednesday that he is extending the NC Stay At Home order until May 8th, stating that NC need to slow the virus before restrictions can be eased. Cooper shared state government's three-phase plan to lift restrictions based on virus trends. Read the full press release here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Dare County officials have released a plan that will allow phased entry of non-resident Outer Banks property owners beginning May 4. The Dare County Control Group has also extended the stay-at-home order for Dare County until May 22, meaning no visitors will be allowed back until at least then. Decisions regarding access to Dare County for visitors will be addressed at a future date. Masks will now be required in public settings like grocery stores, as well. Read more here.

The Currituck County Board of Commissioners have voted to reopen access for non-resident property owners to Corolla starting this Thursday. Board members also decided that visitors may be able to start coming to the Currituck Banks starting May 15. But that date will not be finalized until the next commissioners meeting on May 4. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

It is with deep regret we post the attached Press Release from Albemarle Regional Health Services advising of the death of a Pasquotank County resident from COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends during this time of loss.

Monday, April 20, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here. 
Pasquotank County: 32 Confirmed Cases
Camden County: 0 Confirmed Cases

Friday, April 17, 2020:

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working with academic partners across the state to understand how widespread cases of COVID-19 with mild or no symptoms are in the state and to monitor prevalence of the disease over time. Read more here about efforts to track COVID-19 in North Carolina.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, April 16, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Governor Cooper’s path forward for eventually easing certain COVID-19 restrictions while still protecting North Carolinians from a dangerous second wave of the virus. Learn more about how NC can stay ahead of the curve here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

The State has launched a new COVID-19 web portal at nc.gov/covid19 in an effort to gather all the COVID19 related information from a wide range of State agencies.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, April 13, 2020:

Statewide rules for retail stores and nursing homes go into effect at 5 p.m. today: Retail stores that are still open must limit their number of customers to no more than 20% of their maximum capacity at any given time. The stores must also clean more frequently and enforce six-foot social distancing at checkout or in other lines. The governor’s order also requires skilled nursing facilities to close common areas, require employees to wear face masks and test residents and employees daily.

During an afternoon press conference, Governor Cooper reiterated the importance of North Carolina’s stay-at-home order as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The spread of the virus is accelerating but at a “much slower pace” due to social distancing rules. Cooper said he wants people to continue to stay at home through April though he is working on eventually loosening restrictions, which will need to be done in a way that will balance boosting the economy without overwhelming hospitals.

For April 13th, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020:

For April 12th, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Thursday, April 9, 2020:

For April 9th, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Governor Roy Cooper took action to address the spread of COVID-19 by issuing stronger social distancing requirements and speeding up the process to get benefits to people out of work through Executive Order No. 131

Wednesday, April 8, 2020:

FEMA approves North Carolina request for stand up shelters that follow social distance guidelines. Read the press release here.

Governor Cooper Provides Emergency Flexibility to Expand Hospital Beds, Equipment and Personnel during the Pandemic. Executive Order No. 130 Also Waives Rules to make Child Care and Workers Available.

2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here
All information that is new or has been updated will be in red font.
Pasquotank County - 10 confirmed cases.
Camden County - 0 confirmed cases.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the press release here.

If you are an essential worker of COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations (as defined in Executive Order 121) and are in need of emergency child care because of COVID-19 closures, there are a number of resources available to ensure that your children are safe and taken care of. Read details and apply for assistance here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, April 6, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.  
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
8 confirmed cases for Pasquotank County
0 for Camden County

Sunday, April 5, 2020:

Sentara Healthcare begins in-house COVID-19 testing to shorten wait time of results and improve test availability.

Saturday, April 4, 2020:

The CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in community settings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Thursday, April 2, 2020:

For April 2nd, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
7 confirmed cases for Pasquotank County
0 for Camden County
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Health Services confirms first positive COVID-19 cases in Chowan and Gates Counties.

Albemarle Regional Health Services has created a Call Center for COVID-19 information. Read more here.
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020:

Executive Order 124 to prohibit utilities from shutting off services to people who are unable to pay. The new Executive Order states that electric, gas, water and wastewater services cannot be shut off for the next 60 days. Telecommunication companies that provide phone, cable and internet services are strongly urged to follow these same rules. It additionally encourages banks not to charge customers for overdraft fees, late fees and other penalties. Read the entire Order here. Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
- 4 confirmed cases in Pasquotank County.
- 0 confirmed cases in Camden County.
 

Monday, March 30, 2020:

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 122 to help schools and local governments access state surplus property to help bridge gaps during the response to COVID-19. 

Effective March 31 at 8:30 a.m., the Dismal Swamp Canal and the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia and South Mills, North Carolina will return to their normal operating schedules. Read here for more information on COVID-19 safety procedures at the locks.


Sunday, March 29, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City. Click here. 

Second COVID-19 case confirmed for Pasquotank County. Press release. 

 

Friday, March 27, 2020:

BREAKING NEWS: At 4:00pm today, March 27, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 121.  Frequently asked questions about this order.

Summary of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 121

Essential Businesses include:

Albemarle Regional Health Services Press Release - ARHS confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Perquimans County, NC.

National News: The Senate and the House have both passed a historic, $2 trillion economic stimulus package. The package will become a reality as soon as President Trump signs it. A summary of the package, specifically as it pertains to travel and other small businesses is available here

COVID-19 Pasquotank County Situation Update: Read more information here.

Governor Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. Read more information here.


Thursday, March 26, 2020:

Effective 8:00 March 26th Mariner’s Wharf and Waterfront Park Marinas are closed until further notice. No vessel of any kind shall be allowed to dock or stay the either locations until further notice. This closure of the marinas is directly related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Read the press release here.

The White House granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request late Wednesday for a federal disaster declaration for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in North Carolina. The declaration provides Public Assistance to all 100 North Carolina counties, allowing local governments, state agencies and eligible non-profits to be reimbursed for costs involved in responding to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Read more here.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has developed a new fact sheet to help North Carolinians know what to do if they are sick. See the fact sheet here.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020:

NC has ordered $66 million in personal protective equipment for health care providers and encourages people who can donate PPE to BEOC@ncdps.gov.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths in NC. Read more here.

Governor Cooper directed $50 million in school funding flexibility to help public schools and support the greatest needs to serve students during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Services confirms positive COVID-19 cases in Bertie County.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office will continued to be closed to the public until Thursday, April 30, 2020, or until further notice. During this time, they will still be patrolling, answering emergency calls, and answering calls for service; however, gun permit applications, concealed handgun permit applications, applicant fingerprinting, and non-emergency civil processes will not be accepted. For more information, visit the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office website here. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can reach the office at (252) 338-2191, contact the Central Communications at (252) 331-1500 for non-emergencies, or dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.


Monday, March 23, 2020:

NC Governor's executive order has reduced the threshold for mass gatherings to 50 people.

All public NC K-12 schools to be closed for in-person instruction through May 15.

Effective at 5:00 pm, Wednesday March 25, businesses that cannot truly implement social distancing are ordered to close, including – gyms, movie theaters, health clubs, hair and nail salons, barbershops, massage parlors and the like. Restaurants can still stay open for take-out and delivery. Grocery stores will stay open.

Albemarle Regional Health Services confirms positive COVID-19 case in Hertford County.

Click here to see the COVID-19 situation update for Pasquotank, Camden and Elizabeth City.

Governor Roy Cooper asks for health care volunteers to assist with COVID-19 response. To learn more, please click here.


Saturday, March 21, 2020:

March 21, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Governor Roy Cooper has waived restrictions to increase access to caregivers to provide flexible child care and elder care during the coronavirus emergency. Read more about this executive order here.

Friday, March 20, 2020:

North Carolina tax deadline is extended to July 15, 2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020:

First official case of COVID-19 in Pasquotank County according to Albemarle Regional Health Services.

Announced by Governor Cooper today, the North Carolina state lab has confirmed NC's first case due to community spread in Wilson County, which means the person had not traveled nor been in contact with a known positive case.

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses that are suffering economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19.

NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

Walmart is currently hiring permanent and temporary positions. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Governor Cooper issues executive order that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers beginning at 5:00 p.m. Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery orders are still allowed to continue.

Monday, March 16, 2020: 

NCDHHS recommends no mass gatherings for more than 50 people. Click here for details.

Pasquotank County, Camden County, and Elizabeth City have jointly declared states of emergency, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. as precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Click below for details.
Press Release
Official Declaration

The Sentara COVID-19 Call Center will begin serving our community on Monday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m. The Call Center will:

ECPPS and the Food Banks of the Albemarle are partnering to providing meals for students and families. For more information, see the school's website 

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 

Governor Cooper issues executive order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people. Details here.  

The Elizabeth City - Pasquotank Public Schools are preparing for this closure beginning Monday, March 16. For more information, see the school's website

Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAT) will also be closed beginning March 16. See their post about the closure here. 
 

Support Our Local Businesses

This is a unique situation for business owners. While mandated precautions are being followed, these local businesses are still working to provide for the community. If you are uncomfortable visiting local businesses in person, consider ordering dinner to-go, shopping online, or even buying a gift card to support our local businesses and their employees.
 

Event Cancellations

In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, many special events in Elizabeth City have been cancelled or changed. Check out our calendar of events to see events that are currently scheduled to take place. 


The State's Position on Travel

North Carolina is strongly urging residents and visitors to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommends that everyone monitor the NC Department of Health and Human Services' special webpage on the situation

Visitors and residents can find information on the coronavirus (COVID-19):
NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC State Office of Tourism
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Other Helpful Resources

WHO Protective Measures
CDC Print Resources/Handouts

Google's Coronavirus Information & Resources


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