Authorities in North Carolina took drastic and unprecedented moves Tuesday over the global coronavirus spread and closed all entry to a particular community until further notice, Your Content is first to report.
Residents say a Purge-like audio recording was distributed to all residents. Your Content obtained a copy of the recording, which notes in part:
‘In response to updated guidelines from the CDC to avoid discretionary travel and follow the The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, the Dare County Control Group has made the decision to restrict visitor access to Dare County.’
◄VISITOR ACCESS RESTRICTED BEGINNING MARCH 17 AT 2 PM►
» This is not an evacuation order.
» Checkpoints will be established at entry points to Dare County beginning at 2 p.m. 3/17/2020.
» In an effort to expedite traffic at the checkpoints, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office requests that all commercial traffic entering the county use the right lane and all regular traffic use the left lane.
» To avoid contact at checkpoints, if possible, please display your entry permit on your dashboard so it is clearly visible.
» Access to Currituck, Hyde, Tyrrell through Dare County: Visitors will not be allowed to travel through Dare County to access Currituck County (Corolla), Hyde County (Ocracoke Island), or Tyrrell County. People who reside, own property or work in Corolla or Ocracoke, will be allowed entry.