OBAR Legislative Briefing

COVID-19 UPDATES

The Outer Banks Association is dedicated to sharing information that is current and accurate for the safety of our members.  This page is dedicated to COVID-19 related information with OBAR and Dare County.   All information comes from the following (clickable) sources:

Click HERE for the latest bulletins from Dare County.  A bulletin was just released at noon today.  Visitors are being restricted with checkpoints being established at 2:00P TODAY, March 17th, 2020.  If you plan to travel outside of Dare County, you must print a re-entry form–forms printed from 2019 are no longer valid!  Please note, that re-entry forms will not be available until 1:00P today, March 17th, 2020.  In an effort not to inundate the website, residents are asked to wait until it is closer to the time of travel to print the form.  You may do so by clicking here.  At this time, Currituck has not announced any travel restrictions.

  • At this time, OBAR is restricting access to the office.  To do so, we are asking the following:
  • Download the SentriApp to your android phone HERE
  • Download the SentriApp to your iPhone HERE
  • Order a card reader via phone from OBAR, pay with credit card, pick it up from mailbox on OBAR’s front porch
  • Order a card reader from Amazon HERE
  • Do NOT check out lockboxes if you do not have to.
  • If you MUST check out a lockbox, please call ahead.  A staff member will take your card at the door and will test/assign lockbox and return it to you at the door (all codes and passwords will be shredded immediately afterward)
  • Return lockboxes in the mailbox on the front porch of OBAR (we will notify you when it is checked in)
  • If you have lockbox issues–call before coming to OBAR
  • Pay all bills online, via phone with a credit card, or by mail with a check.
  • Do not send or bring cash.
  • The OBAR store is closed.  You may order signs from the REALTOR®Store

Due to recommendations on the federal, state, and local level, OBAR is cancelling the following events:

  • March 18 ~ MLS Orientation ~ OBAR ~ 1:00P
  • March 19 ~ General Membership Meeting ~ Captain George’s ~ 12:00P
  • March 20 ~ Pro Standards Training II ~ OBAR ~ 9:30A-12:30A
  • March 24 ~ Brian Buffini Master Classes ~ R/C Movie Theatre KDH ~ TBD
  • March 31 ~ Doug Kennedy PM Training I ~ Comfort Inn KDH ~ 9:00A
  • March 31 ~ Doug Kennedy PM Training II ~ Comfort Inn, KDH ~ 1:00P
PLEASE NOTE:  Some of these events we hope to reschedule.  We are also still determining which upcoming committee meetings can be held though teleconferencing.  We will notify you as soon as a decision is made.
If you paid a registration fee for an event listed above, it will be credited to your account to use for future events.  For companies that pay registration fees–the credit will go to the company’s account and can also be used for future events.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but must put the health of our members first.
Dare County has set up a website for COVID-19 informative bulletins.  You may visit it by [clicking here](https://www.darenc.com/departments/health-human-services/coronavirus).  If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to use the above mentioned sites ONLY, as they are the most informed sources and experts for COVID-19.  You can sign up for notifications at [www.darenc.com/enotify](http://www.darenc.com/enotify).  In addition, the county has set up a hotline.  To reach the hotline call 252.475.5008.
A “State of Emergency” has been declared for Dare County.  This gives the County additional authority to impose restrictions; it also opens up access to aid and assistance such as food stamps from social services, that individuals may not otherwise qualify.  This declaration is the same as a pre/post hurricane declaration that is issued to mobilize/access additional resources, further addressing health, safety and welfare concerns and offsetting detrimental economic impacts.

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