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All North Carolinians can prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. The COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a flood of misinformation from unreliable sources. Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act.  

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Declaration of State of Emergency for Carolina Beach
Closures and Restrictions Enacted

A State of Emergency was delclared for Carolina Beach  March 20, 2020. The following closures and restrictions have been put in place: 

  • All short-term rentals with terms less than 90-days are prohibited. CLICK HERE to report a violation of this restriction.
  • Beach accesses will be closed until further notice
  • All Town parking lots will be closed until further notice
  • Freeman Park will be closed until further notice

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Proclamation of a State of Emergency.

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Proclamation Suspending Short-term Rentals

The Town of Carolina Beach remains committed to serving our citizens, and appreciates your patience and understanding during this emergent event.


    Helpful telephone numbers:

    • New Hanover County Coronavirus information hotline: (910) 798-6800
    • COVID-19 text information and updates are available. To sign up, text COVIDNC to 898211.
    •  North Carolina Public Health Coronavirus information: (866) 462-3821

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