Town of Emerald Isle: COVID-19 Safety Measures


March 15, 2020

Town of Emerald Isle: COVID-19 Safety measures

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-   The highest priority for the Town of Emerald Isle is the health and safety of our community.  Following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Gov. Roy Cooper, and local health officials, we will implement a social distancing service model beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. 

As a precaution to combat the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we will temporarily restrict non-essential walk-in traffic at the Town Administration Building and the Police Department until further notice.

Residents, guests, and contractors are asked to use online or telephone service options to secure permits, make tax payments, or submit service requests. Normal hours of operation will continue at the Administration Building (7509 Emerald Drive) and Police Department (7500 Emerald Drive). 

For the protection of all members and guests, the Parks and Recreation Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive) will be closed to the public until further notice.   We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. 

If you need additional assistance, please contact the appropriate office via telephone or email:

Planning, Inspections and Permits

Josh Edmondson, Town Planner


Accounts Payable/ Receivable/ Taxes

Laura Rotchford, Finance Director


Non-Emergency Police Department Services

Tony Reese, Chief of Police


Parks and Recreation Services

Alesia Sanderson, Parks and Recreations Director



Public Works: Solid waste/ Yard Debris/ Roads

Artie Dunn, Public Works Director


The Town of Emerald will maintain a continuity of operations.    Town officials will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide regular updates to the public and media via our website ( and social media sites.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.  



For press inquiries, contact:

Matt Zapp, Town Manager

Town of Emerald Isle

7500 Emerald Drive

Emerald Isle, NC  28594


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:19:00 AM Categories: News