TOWN OF KURE BEACH PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

ISSUED: MAY 21, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Before traveling to the Town of Kure Beach, it is important to remember that the coronavirus is not over. There are still restrictions in effect to protect everyone’s safety that may impact the way you have vacationed in Kure Beach in the past. Restrictions are effective beginning

May 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm. VIOLATORS OF THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHARGES. PARKING WILL BE PATROLLED AND STRICTLY ENFORCED.  

  • As stated above, parking is restricted and will be strictly enforced. Town owned bumper and marked parking spaces will be open to the public. Marked spaces in front of the businesses is limited to 30-minute parking to support curbside operations of open restaurants and shops. Each Public Beach Access parking lot will be opened at 100% capacity east of Fort Fisher Blvd. Overnight parking is NOT ALLOWED at Beach Access Parking.
  • All Town Beach Ordinances remain in effect. (No Dogs on the beach, glass, alcohol, etc.)
  • Social distancing guidelines are still in place.
  • Per the Governor’s order, Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people or less. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.
  • Restaurants will operate at 50% capacity, and on a take-out or delivery basis.
  • Businesses, including grocery stores, have limits on the number of people allowed in the store at any given time based on square footage.
  • If possible, visitors should bring essentials with them, including paper and sanitizing products and non-perishable groceries. (Shoppers should expect to see changes in product availability at grocery and retail outlets as supply chain demand fluctuates across the nation.)
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Also, remember that the CDC recommends not to travel if you are sick or were recently exposed (within 14 days) to COVID-19. 

Kure Beach’s business community has been working hard to adjust to the changes caused by the Coronavirus. There are new policies and staff training that businesses are putting in place right now to protect safety. But we're going to need your help. The coronavirus is going to be out there this summer, but with a sense of personal responsibility and a continuation of practices that have slowed the virus' spread, we can enjoy the open spaces and natural beauty of Kure Beach

Prior to visiting, please visit the Town’s website at www.townofkurebeach.org.