Pine Knoll Shores announces new in-person activity restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

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Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT
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PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WITN) - The Town of Pine Knoll Shores announced in-person activity changes Thursday morning following the local rise in coronavirus cases.

Until further notice, Board of Commissioners and Town-appointed committees will continue to meet in person, but only fully vaccinated members will be allowed to attend in person. Members who have not been vaccinated will be required to participate virtually.

Other organization meetings will no longer be allowed to take place in Town Hall or the Public Safety Building. Any future meetings scheduled will need to seek a new venue.

Pine Knoll Shores Residents, Due to the rising cases of COVID in our area, the Board of Commissioners have...

Posted by Town of Pine Knoll Shores on Thursday, August 12, 2021

The town has begun efforts to create a temporary cover for the Veterans’ Park deck, but a completion date has not been announced yet.

Town Hall and the Public Safety Building will be closed to the public as well. All town business will be conducted by phone, email or online.

Those requiring an in-person visit with staff must make arrangements in advance. Masks or an outdoor visit may be requested.

As of Wednesday 16 people are hospitalized due to the virus. The health department says there are currently 224 active cases in the county, an increase of 35 from Tuesday.

In the 28512 zip code, which includes Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, and Indian Beach, there are 14 active cases. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website also reports five COVID-related deaths within that zip code.

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