The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry. Photo: C. Leinbach

HATTERAS – Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and exposures among crew and staff, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will continue its reduced schedule effective immediately through Monday, Jan. 10.

The schedule will be as follows:

From Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight.

From Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The reduced runs due to COVID-19 began Dec. 28.

Ferry passengers are encouraged to remain in their vehicles during shorter crossings and are reminded that they must wear face coverings when inside all passenger lounges and terminals.

As COVID-19 cases and exposures continue to climb, the N.C Ferry Division asks the traveling public to monitor for schedule changes or interruptions by following your ferry route’s feed on Twitter.

Ferry operating schedules could change as weather conditions change.

For schedule updates, people should follow NCDOT on social media or call the Hatteras ferry terminal at 252-996-6000.