- Safer at Home Phase 2.5 will begin Friday, September 4, 2020
- Current case numbers for Brunswick County
- What to do if you are on Bald Head Island and have symptoms of COVID-19
- Transportation – Labor Day weekend ferry schedule
- Utilities – Annual change from chloramines to chlorine will occur between 9/14 and early November
- Village offices will be closed on 9/7
- Dosher Clinic on BHI will close for the season after 9/4
- Trash service will go to once a week starting 9/7
- Debris pick-up continues, please have your vegetation debris out on the side of the road
NC will begin Phase 2.5 on 9/4/2020– North Carolina will transition to Safer at Home Phase 2.5 on Friday, September 4, 2020. Under this phase vulnerable populations are encouraged to stay at home. Per the Governor’s Phase 2.5 Executive Order most folks still must wear face coverings/masks in indoor and outdoor public places where social distancing is not possible. The age requirement under Phase 2.5 will include children down to age 5 (it was age 11). Other changes from the Phase 2 order include:
- Limits on mass gatherings will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors.
- Playgrounds will be allowed to open.
- Museums and aquariums can open at 50 percent capacity.
- Gyms and other indoor exercise facilities can open at 30 percent capacity.
Capacity limits at restaurants and personal care businesses like hair and nail salons will stay the same. An additional Executive Order extended the 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales to October 3, 2020. Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment and amusement parks will remain closed. Large venues will still be subject to mass gathering limits.
FAQ’s about the Phase 2.5 Executive Order can be found HERE.
The Village strongly recommends that folks continue to practice the 3 W’s while in public and to be courteous to others.
Current Case Numbers for Brunswick County – As of September 1, there are 1,408 positive cases of COVID-19 among Brunswick County residents. Of the positive cases, 1,275 are considered recovered, 103 are isolating, 6 are isolating at a hospital, and 24 are deaths associated to COVID-19.
There are 17 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. Twelve of the cases are considered recovered, none o of the cases are currently isolating at home or in a hospital. The County has transferred monitoring for three cases to the individuals’ home counties, and two are deaths associated to COVID-19.
What to do if you are on BHI & are Symptomatic for COVID-19 – If you are on Bald Head Island and are symptomatic and have been told by a physician that you need to be tested, please call 911. As always, tell the operator you are on Bald Head Island. This will ensure that if you are symptomatic and in need of testing that Public Safety can coordinate your care with the least amount of exposure to others. If you think you are sick, please do not come directly to the Public Safety Building.
The Village has protocols in place to ensure that known or suspected cases will be isolated and appropriate precautions are taken by Public Safety Officers. The Village is following CDC, NC Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS), and County Health Service guidelines.
Labor Day Weekend Ferry Schedule – Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. has released its Labor Day weekend passenger ferry schedule. They will be offering a second passenger ferry on Friday and Monday. View the schedule HERE.
Annual Change from Chloramines to Chlorine – The annual change from choloramines to chlorine will occur between September 14, 2020 and the end of October/early November. Notices are included in the August utility bills. For more information, view the full notice HERE.
Village Offices will be Closed – Village offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 for the Labor Day holiday.
Dosher Clinic on BHI – The Dosher Clinic on Bald Head Island will be closed for the season after Friday, September 4, 2020.
Trash Pick-Up – Trash pick-up will be on Mondays and Tuesdays only starting Monday, September 7, 2020 for the off-season. Go HERE for the 2020 Trash & Yard Debris calendar.
Debris Pick-Up – The Village is picking up vegetative debris (ONLY) from public and private roads on the island. The Village’s debris management contractor began working on August 25, 2020. Please make sure debris piles do not block the road or anyone’s visibility while driving. Debris should not be placed in alleys as there is not sufficient access for the trucks to reach the debris, please place debris on the primary road along your property. Do not cover bollards or any utility/communication equipment. There is no need to put in individual work orders as Public Works and the debris management contractors will make their way through the Village and do more than one pass. If you have non-vegetative debris please contact a contractor (BHA has a list of providers). Public Works will not be accepting any non-vegetative debris including C&D and treated wood.
Click HERE to download our flyer for Hurricane Isais storm debris.