Thank youGoing to be a virus spreading event. We desperately need less of them.It is amazing the amount of whining about all the efforts to prevent spread of the covid virus.I believe that the entire BOC should be in attendance to show their support as well as mandatory testing for COVID upon entering.
Event … It will begin at dusk and will be streamed live online. Payment is the vice chair of the board of commissioners and sits on the board of directors of Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS), the health services provider that fills the role of a health department for the county.Even with new steps being taken to respond to the pandemic, the decision by the Currituck Commissioners to hold the Independence Day celebration stands in contrast to those made everywhere else on the Outer Banks, where events from the Duck parade to the Ocracoke fireworks display have been cancelled or postponed.The Fourth of July decision also harkens back to June, when the Currituck Board of Education decided to hold a traditional graduation ceremony for Currituck High School seniors despite state guidelines on such public gatherings. In the past the event has been an all-day affair with local artists, food vendors and children’s rides.“Parking at the event will be limited and marked [and] staff will be on hand to direct and remind guests to remain in their vehicles and adhere to social distancing,” Payment wrote.Where viewing the fireworks from a car is disrupted because of limited sightlines, the county will allow families to gather on the Whalehead Club lawn. As of June 29, Currituck County has had a total of 19 cases and no deaths reported, making it among the counties with the lowest number of confirmed cases statewide. But the event, which typically attracts between 5000-7000 people, has been significantly scaled back for 2020.“This year will be somewhat different, as we need to understand that COVID -19 will change how we celebrate,” Currituck County Commissioner Mike Payment wrote in an email to the Voice. “It was just a feeling that this needed to take place.”“I was a Marine. If you are looking for something to do in the Northern Outer Banks look no further than our events calendar. We have yet to have any testing provided in Corolla.Ben Sproul is the only one making sense. Sponsored by Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism. Currituck County will be holding its annual Independence Day fireworks at the Whalehead Club on Friday, July 3. Staff will have a limited number of masks should someone need one,” Payment wrote.In discussing his town’s decision to postpone the Fourth of July fireworks until Labor Day, Kill Devil Hills Mayor Ben Sproul cited safety concerns, but also pointed to another issue as well — North Carolina’s Phase 2 guidelines that prohibit outdoor gatherings of 25 or more.“There’s a legal ramification to it too,” Sproul said. Author: Connor Rhiel ... permitted at any time. Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism. For me, it’s just personal. We should be able to celebrate our independence,” he added. Year round events are happening in Currituck County which includes Corolla, Carova, and the Currituck Mainland. Aug. 14: Cooper ‘encouraged’ by NC COVID-19 trends/State announces child care hotline/2020 requests for absentee by mail ballots soar.Currituck County will be holding its annual Independence Day fireworks at the Whalehead Club on Friday, July 3. At least the only folks that stay in Duck and Corolla are yuppie northerners. Holiday fireworks are still a go in Currituck County Officials say strict precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure a safe fireworks show on Friday night. Again, on that issue, the county was an outlier.To accommodate the state guidelines on social distancing and other mitigation steps for the Fourth of July event, this year’s celebration will have fireworks only.