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Dare County Requires Facemasks

22 Jun 2020
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A Message from Chairman Bob Woodard

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard released a video message for the Dare County community following the announcement that face coverings must be worn in public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
Post Date: 06/22/2020 11:07 AM

Last week, Dare County and Town officials came together and updated the Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 to include a mandate that face coverings or masks must be worn in indoor and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. The measure became effective Sunday, June 21 at 9 a.m.  

“Our decision that face coverings must now be worn in indoor and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained was unanimous, with myself and the mayors of all six towns in agreement,” remarked Woodard in the video. “It was clear that voluntary compliance with face covering recommendations has not been effective here in Dare County, which is why our local business owners had requested a stronger tool for compliance, for everyone’s safety.” 

“I assure you that local officials are keeping a close eye on the situation, receiving daily, sometimes hourly updates, and will continue to assess the situation, listen to our citizens and business owners, and come together, working to make decisions that are in the best interest of the entire community, to protect the health and safety of all,” said Woodard.

The video is available for streaming in its entirety on Dare County’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/DareCounty. It has also been shared on Dare County’s Twitter account @DareCountyGovt. The video will be broadcast on Current TV Government Channel 191 for local Spectrum TV customers. CurrentTV’s programming schedule and additional programming is available for viewing on-demand at CurrentTV.org.