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NC Outer Banks closed to outsiders due to Wuhan Coronavirus

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The Dare County Commission has closed the county to all persons except residents and property owners due to the coronavirus. There are no reported cases in the county, but they want to guard against travelers bringing infection in from elsewhere. Checkpoints have been set up on all roads leading into the county. These checkpoints are active now. They also are not letting people transit the county to get to or from the Currituck portion of the Outer Banks or to or from Ocracoke Island, which is in Hyde County.. There is one access open from the Currituck banks directly to the Currituck mainland. There is also ferry service from Ocracoke to both Swanquarter in mainland Hyde County and to Carteret County. It is uncertain how long the closure will last.

If past hurricane closures are any guide, a timeshare owner with their deed in their possession will probably be allowed through the roadblocks, but this will not help exchangers or renters.
 

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Ocracoke Island is now also closed to tourists. The Hyde County commission has voted to bar any new visitor arrivals on Ocracoke, but unlike Dare County, its emergency order does not include the mainland portion of the county.
 

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Welcome back! I wondered where you had been, having not seen any posts from you in some time. I saw that your last TUG appearance was (iirc) in 2017. Hoping under the circumstances that all is well.

Jim
 

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Carolinian, it has been a while.. welcome back!
 

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You must have a current valid North Carolina DMV license & NC auto plates, you must be a resident of Dare County or a government worker with ID related to official business in Dare County to enter Dare Country.
 

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Yes Carolinian, welcome back. Your posts about timeshares on the OBX were very helpful when I bought a couple of timeshares there10-12 years ago.
 

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Hi Carolinian! Good to see you here again.
 

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Thanks. I have not been timesharing as much as I used to. We are down to one ownership July 4 week on the OBX which we use rather than exchange, When I was in Europe fulltime, my schedule was such that I had to cancel a lot of exchanges when urgent matters came up that I had to be in country for, so we pared down our exchange weeks, eventually all of them. When I was back spending more time in the states, we decided to start back into exchanging and had arranged to acquire ownership of a week to exchange, but before that transaction was completed, word was out that RCI was going to buy DAE, so we backed out of the transaction. I have no desire to get back in RCI's points-based system (which their whole system now is, even the "weeks" part). Sad to see that with DAE. So, we are now just using our summer OBX week.
 
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