COVID-19 Update

Key Information:   

  • Current case numbers for Brunswick County
  • Phase 2 to last until at least July 17, 2020 – the wearing of face coverings/masks is now required statewide in many places where social distancing is not possible – individuals should not contact law enforcement to enforce mask requirements

Non-COVID-19 Related:

  • Village offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday – IPC/PO will be open Friday, but closed Saturday
  • REMINDER: The 4th of July Golf Cart Parade will be on Friday, July 3, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. and will be a “reverse” parade
  • REMINDER:  The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited on BHI

Current Case Numbers for Brunswick County – As of July 1, there are 530 positive cases of COVID-19 among Brunswick County residents.  Of the positive cases, 296 are considered recovered, 218 are isolating at 186 different homes, ten are isolating at a hospital, and six are deaths associated to COVID-19.

There are 13 cases involving non-residents who tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Brunswick County, resulting in their contacts having to quarantine as well; these cases are not reflected in the County’s total case counts. Six of the cases are considered recovered, two are isolated at home, the County has transferred monitoring for three cases to the individuals’ home counties, and two are deaths associated to COVID-19.

NC is Still in Phase 2 – North Carolina remains under the Phase 2 extension and will be in this phase until at least July 17, 2020. Under this phase folks are encouraged to stay at home, especially vulnerable populations. While implementing the Phase 2 extension, the Governor added the requirement that most folks wear face coverings/masks in indoor and outdoor public places where social distancing is not possible.  Under the Executive Order the business owner or manager is responsible for enforcing the order for customers.  If citizens observe violations in BHI businesses, please report them to management.  Village Public Safety Officers will not be citing individuals for not wearing masks. In addition, there are exceptions to the requirements listed in the order and some businesses have advised their staff that they are not allowed to ask customers for proof that an exception has been met.  The FAQ’s for the Executive Order recommends offering alternatives (such as curbside service) for customers who have an exception.

If you feel that a BHI business is out of compliance with the order, we ask that you first contact the management of the business to express your concerns.  If the business is not willing to comply with the order, please do not call 911, please call (910) 457-9700 ext. 1025 or email so the Village can follow-up. 

The Village strongly recommends that folks practice the 3 W’s while in public and to be courteous to others.

Non-COVID-19 Related

Village Offices will be Closed in Observance of Independence Day – Village Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Island Package Center/Post Office will be open on Friday but will be closed on Saturday.

REMINDER – The 4th of July Golf Cart Parade will be taking place on Friday, July 3, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  It will be a “reverse” parade this year which will be a little different.  For details, please check out Old Baldy Foundation’s events web page HERE

REMINDER – The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited on BHI.  If you need a firework fix, Oak Island is having its fireworks display TONIGHT at 9:00 p.m.  These fireworks should be visible from some areas of BHI shoreline – remember to spread out if you are near people outside of your household and ENJOY!