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Stay Home Stay Healthy

Dare County has imposed additional restrictions under the State of Emergency  Declaration that is currently in effect for COVID-19.

A “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” declaration for Dare County goes into effect on Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. and is being implemented to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in Dare County. 

This is not a Shelter in Place declaration. Shelter in Place only permits emergency travel and emergency services. Dare County is not currently planning to enact a Shelter in Place order.

Dare County has updated the Stay Home - Stay Healthy declaration to align with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home order, and the guidelines that are being put in place for North Carolina. The statewide order goes into effect Monday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.  Dare County’s declaration will still go into effect starting Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Frequently asked questions, summaries of what citizens can do and should not do, and information on distinctions between essential and nonessential businesses, can be found here.

Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. This decision was made by the Dare County Control Group due to the unprecedented health threat posed by COVID-19 to protect public health and safety. The guidelines are in keeping with with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America to limit the risk of exposure and  the spread of COVID-19. Visit for complete information. 

The Town of Kill Devil Hills State of Emergency Declaration that is currently in effect can be read here.

Stay Prepared & Informed Regarding COVID-19

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ top priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens. Offices at the Town Hall are currently open; however, access is restricted. Access into the Town Hall will be granted by an appointment only. If you have business with the Town call, email, or visit our website ( to schedule an appointment or to gain additional assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our goal is to continue to provide the highest level of service possible, while taking necessary precautions to protect both our staff and our customers.

Department’s Contact Information and Daily Operations Updates:

Administration - (252) 449-5300,

Finance - (252) 449-5338,, Daily Operations Information

Fire - (252) 480-4060, (For emergencies dial 911), Daily Operations Information

Planning & Inspections - (252) 449-5318,, Daily Operations Information

Police - (252) 449-5337, (For emergencies dial 911), Daily Operations Information

Public Services - (252) 480-4080,, Daily Operations Information

news updates

View all updates from KDH on COVID-19 here:

Reliable Information Sources and Helpline Contacts


Managing Your Overall Health:

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has compiled a list of available support resources, which can be found on their website here.

Phone Numbers: 

  • Dare County COVID-19 Call Center: 252-475-5008 - open daily from 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • NC State Coronavirus Helpline: 1-866-462-3821
  • NC211: North Carolinians can dial 2-1-1 or text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general info & updates on COVID-19. NC211 can refer callers to community resources for help with food, shelter, parenting, health care & more. It cannot provide direct medical service. 


KDH Cancelled, Modified, or Rescheduled 

Events and Services

As of 3/31/20 at 3:30 p.m.

The Town has cancelled and/or modified the following events and services:

  • The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 31st has been cancelled.
  • The Board of Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Monday, April 6th has been cancelled.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th has been cancelled.
  • The Blood Drive that was scheduled for April 8th has been cancelled.
  • The Neighborhood Watch meeting that was scheduled for April 16th has been cancelled. 
  • The Community Appearance Commission meeting that was scheduled for April 23rd has been cancelled. 
  • The Town’s annual Trash Attack! community clean up event that was scheduled for April 25th  and its corresponding poster contest, ending on March 24th, have both been cancelled.

March 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: 

In accordance with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order (Executive Order No. 121), the Town of Kill Devil Hills has temporarily closed the following facilities: the restrooms and playground at Aviation Park, the playground at Copley Park, the playground at Hayman Park, and the restrooms at the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach access. These facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.

We understand the desire to be outside is more powerful than ever. However, we also know, with closing the above facilities, we have a better chance of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When engaging in outdoor activity, remember to practice social distancing.

In addition, the Town’s Dry Trash Drop Off and Recycle Center will close, beginning at noon today, March 30, 2020. It will remain closed until further notice. 

We need all of our citizens to take the Stay at Home Order seriously. This is an unprecedented time. Individually, we must each take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Together we will make a difference, and together we will get through these trying times. We are looking forward to the bright days ahead.

Video Updates from the Dare County

 Department of Health and Human Services

For past video updates, visit: 

March 31, 2020 3:30 p.m. update:


All reentry permits are issued by Dare County Emergency Management. To apply for a reentry permit, visit their website at 

Once your application has been approved by DCEM, it will be delivered as Adobe PDF file attached to an email from

If you complete the application and do not receive a response from, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder. If unable to print your permit, have it readily available for display on your mobile device.

Reentry permits from previous years will NOT be accepted.

More information on travel restrictions in Dare County: