All Carolina Beach citizens 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.
Click on the links below to sources for reliable information.
Per Governor Cooper's Executive Order #147, it is now mandatory for all persons in North Carolina to wear a face covering in public spaces, whether inside or outside, where physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible. This includes but is not limited to retail businesses, restaurants, personal care, grooming and tattoo businesses, transportation, and more.
For more details, CLICK HERE to view information related to the order to wear face masks and answers to frequently asked questions.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM.
Visitors may only enter from the front doors at the southeast corner of the building (near Planning and Billing departments)
Only one visitor may enter the building at a time, and those waiting should practice social distancing (markings have been applied on the sidewalks for guidance)
Masks should be worn while conducting business inside Town Hall
Town officials recommend pre-scheduled appointments for all visits not related to water/sewer billing or parking and golf cart decals.
The Police Department will reopen to the public at the same time with the same restrictions as Town Hall except that visitors should enter the Police Department door located on the northeast corner of the building.
View Governor Roy Cooper's Phase 2 declaration with details on what businesses and venues can open and any restrictions that apply by CLICKING HERE.
View New Hanover County open/closed information by CLICKING HERE.
Listed below are confirmed closures in Carolina Beach & surrounding areas:
TOWN OF CAROLINA BEACH CLOSURES
ALL CB playgrounds and team sports facilites
All non-time sensitive committee meetings have been suspended until further notice
North Carolina schools - though the end of the school year
Mass gatherings of 10 people or more inside buildings
Mass gatherings of 25 people or more outside
All NC indoor exercise facilities, movie theaters, skating rinks, gaming establishments, bowling alleys, bingo parlors, and other entertainment venues.
All NC bars
Short-term Rental Restrictions
SHORT-TERM RENTAL RESTRICTIONS
ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT IN CAROLINA BEACH
Please call Town Hall at 910-458-2999 if you have any questions.
Below is a list of local resources citizens may contact for assistance during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please note that some of these are private organizations and we may have very limited information.
Pleasure Island Disaster Relief Fund (PIRDF) - is collecting donations of food and other items to assist local families and their current needs caused by school closures. You may contact them at (910) 471-7545.
NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is now available for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
County, State, and Federal Links
CLICK HERE for information and updates from New Hanover County
CLICK HERE for information and updates from the State of North Carolina
CLICK HERE for information and updates from the CDC
Important Telephone Numbers
New Hanover County Coronavirus information hotline: (910) 798-6800
Sign up for information and updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.
North Carolina Public Health Coronavirus information: (866) 462-3821
Declaration of State of Emergency
Declaration of State of Emergency for Carolina Beach
Closures and Restrictions Enacted
A State of Emergency was declared for Carolina Beach on 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.