COVID-19 Response

Categories: Real Estate, Uncategorized, Vacationing

The following information was disseminated by the Village of Bald Head Island in its Village’s Voice newsletter dated March 19, 2020.

The Village of Bald Head Island Mayor, with the support of Village Council, has declared a State of Emergency which includes a Voluntary Evacuation for the Village of Bald Head Island with the following orders, prohibitions, and restrictions:

1)     Discontinuance of All Short-term Rental Operations: All rental agencies and property owners that rent properties on Bald Head Island are instructed to have all current renters, for a rental period of less than three (3) months duration, and their invitees vacate the premises and leave the Island by not later than 2 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Effective immediately, there will be no new rental occupancies of any nature or duration allowed on the Island.

2)     Restricted Access: Only property owners and residents, business owners and their respective employees and contractors, and municipal employees and contractors shall be admitted to the island after 6:00 PM today, March 19, 2020.

3)     Village Operations: The Village Manager, Assistant Manager or their designee are hereby authorized to take all lawful actions necessary to manage the Village during this State of Emergency, including, without limitation, procuring goods and services necessary to manage this emergency and adjustment of hours, access, and operation of all Village-owned facilities, parks, and government operations as deemed reasonably necessary to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and protect Island residents, the public and municipal employees.

Unless and until further notice is given, these restrictions will remain in place through Thursday April 30, 2020. A copy of the full proclamation can be viewed HERE.

For regular COVID-19 updates from the Village of Bald Head Island, visit

For the latest information on passenger ferry service to and from the island, visit

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