N.C. state law requires all to wear masks in public places.

The following is from the Hyde County Health Department

North Carolina on Thursday added people aged 65 and older as a priority population for COVID-19 vaccines ahead of frontline essential workers. 

Because of this, if you are a frontline essential worker who has previously scheduled an appointment with the Hyde County Health Department, you can expect a phone call canceling your appointment. Please accept our sincerest apologies for this. 

We will announce via press release and an “all-call” phone message once the frontline essential workers population (now considered Phase 3) opens back up.

Ocracoke Health Center continues to vaccinate people on the island and are following the new guidelines vaccinating those 65 years and older. 

To schedule an appointment with them, please call the special COVID-19 number, 252-489-3622. Please do not continue to call back as this ties up the phone lines. Ocracoke Health will return your call.

Since Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, the Health Department will be closed for business and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 19.  If you call for an appointment and must leave a message, please do not call back, as this ties the phone lines up.  We will return your call.  Our number is 252-926-4399.

Starting the week of Tuesday, Jan. 19, Hyde County Health will only post COVID-19 case counts on its Facebook page on Fridays. 

You can access https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard for state and county data.  

As of Jan. 15, Hyde County’s COVID-19 case count is as follows:  144 active; 430 recovered; 7 deaths; and a total of 581 cases.

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