Local COVID-19 news in Emerald Isle

Fortunately, indicators used to track COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations are on the decline. We sincerely appreciate the entire Emerald Isle community‚Äôs diligent efforts to remain safe. 

In concert with the recent announcements and changes made by the State of North Carolina, the Town of Emerald Isle will be making the following adjustments to our local operations:

ADMINISTRATION/ PLANNING: The Administration Building will increase limited public access on March 15, 2021. Guests will be required to wear a mask and entry to the building will be limited to the front waiting area. The facility will continue to operate during normal business hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

POLICE: The Emerald Isle Police Department will increase its limited public access on March 15, 2021. Guests will be required to wear a mask and entry to the building will be limited to the front waiting area. The facility will continue to operate during normal business hours, 7 days per week.

PARKS & RECREATION: The Parks & Recreation Community Center will open with limited public access on March 15, 2021. CDC precautions must be followed, including the wearing of face masks at all times by the public. The number of participants within the building will be limited, to meet state guidelines. Members are reminded to clean before and after themselves when using exercise equipment.

Community Center Hours of Operation: 

Beginning March 15, 2021

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.   

Sunday: Closed

FIRE/ EMS: The Emerald Isle Fire and EMS Stations will continue to provide 24/7 full service and operations. Visitors will be required to ring the doorbell and communicate with staff (outdoors). For the safety of all personnel and to maintain a continuity of operation, entrance into both structures will remain limited.

Again, thank you all for the continued strength and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to wear a mask when in public, maintain a safe distance from others, and secure your vaccine when possible.  

Posted by Anna Smith Friday, February 26, 2021 11:13:00 AM Categories: News