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Amended State of Emergency (V6) - COVID-19

 
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020
 
New changes include the lifting of certain restrictions regarding closure of: the estuary beach, sound side beach, inlet beach, and waterway beach ocean beach strand and beach accesses (READ CAREFULLY!!)
 

SIXTH AMENDED PROCLAMATION BY MAYOR DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE TOWN OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH

New changes include the lifting of certain restrictions regarding closure of:
the estuary beach, sound side beach, inlet beach, and waterway beach
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ean beach strand and beach accesses
(see below for details - READ CAREFULLY!!)

NOTE: ANY PERSON WHO VIOLATES ANY PROVISION OF THIS DECLARATION OR ANY PROVISION OF ANY EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS 2 MISDEMEANOR PURSUANT TO N.C.G.S. 166A-19.31(h) AND N.C.G.S. 14-288.20A.

THAT WHEREAS, due to the COVID-19 Virus and in order to maintain and protect the public health of the citizens and residents of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach, on March 23, 2020, the Town of Ocean Isle Beach declared a State of Emergency pursuant to Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Chapter 18 of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach Code of Ordinances; and

WHEREAS, said Proclamation was subsequently revised twice by the Mayor of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach on March 30, 2020 and again on April 7, 2020 and April 9, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor has now decided to lift restrictions regarding access to all beaches including, but not limited to, wet and dry public trust strands;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Debbie S. Smith, Mayor of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach, do hereby declare and proclaim that the following are now in effect within the Town of Ocean Isle Beach:

  1. Beginning at 12:00 noon April 21, 2020, the estuary beach, sound side beach, inlet beach, waterway beach, ocean beach strand and all beach accesses are open.    Access to all beaches including, but not limited to, wet and dry public trust strands is now allowed but will be restricted to walking, jogging, bicycling or other exercise activities. 
  2. Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 persons at all times and at all locations (including the Beach) with required social distancing of 6 feet. 
  3. All public parking and parking within the Town Right-of-Ways (ROWs) will continue to be closed as stated in proclamation dated March 30, 2020. 

This the 20th day of April, 2020.

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