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COVID-19
TRAVEL UPDATES

Dear Friends of Emerald Isle Realty

Spring in this time of Coronavirus is arriving on our sweet little island with the blooming of native dogwood trees and the sunshine yellow blossoms of Carolina jasmine spotted everywhere embracing the hospitable pine trees.  Of all the seasons of the year, it seems particularly cruel that in North Carolina and elsewhere the Coronavirus is arriving just at the time of year we are ready to don flip flops, sundresses or bikinis for the gals and board shorts for the guys.  But arrive the Coronavirus pandemic has and we wanted to share how Emerald Isle Realty has implemented our COVID-19 response.

From the onset of the pandemic, our highest priority and indeed, our sacred responsibility, is on behalf of the health and well-being of our rental guests, our sales clients, our long term tenants, our homeowners and our Emerald Isle Realty team.  Our mission is to respond to each one of you with the greatest of care and compassion during these most difficult and challenging days.

Mark and Julia Wax
Owners, Emerald Isle Realty

Frequently Asked Questions

We would love for you to come visit, but just not right now.

3/28/2020:

We hope you and your loved ones are well during these difficult and uncertain days of the Coronavirus.  What normally would be joyful anticipation of your spring vacation to our beaches has been fraught with the news of the pandemic.  If you were still wavering on whether to come to the Crystal Coast in April, the towns of Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores have made that decision for you.  Effective March 27, 2020 there is a mandatory restriction on short term rentals through April 29.  We anticipate the towns of Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach may follow suit.  You will receive a telephone call from one of our vacation planners today or in the next few days to discuss whether you would prefer to change your reservation to a later date this summer or fall or receive a refund at this time.

We agree with Emerald Isle Mayor Eddie Barber, “For a community anchored in hospitality, this is a very difficult message to send and share.” Town of Emerald Isle Declaration.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper also issued a Stay at Home proclamation for our state: North Carolina COVID-19 Executive Order.

Please know we will miss welcoming you in the next few weeks as we all practice the new art of social distancing and sheltering safely at home during the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic in America.  Thank you again for being a loyal part of our Emerald Isle Realty family and we will look forward to that happy day when we all can travel again to the places we love most.

 

Earlier post from 3/23/2020: 

Over the past two weeks we have heard from the majority of you who were planning a visit between early March and the end of April.  If you have been undecided until now about cancelling or changing your reservation, please know our vacation planners are willing to help you with changing to an arrival date later this year or discussing a full refund if that is your preference.  We decided early on that Emerald Isle Realty would not wait for government travel bans but instead would be early advocates for a compassionate and caring response to our rental guests and your concerns about traveling at this time.  You have loved us and loved our island, many of you for decades, and we consider you all to be part of our extended Emerald Isle Realty family.  As I’ve reminded my staff, who we are and who we will always be are people who know, “the right thing is always the right thing to do”.  First we discouraged new rentals, then we allowed for generous new refund policies for arrivals between early March and the end of April and now, working with our county government, we have helped craft a moratorium on any new reservations for arrivals for vacation rentals up to April 16 and will continuously evaluate that date and plan to extend week by week as necessary until the shelter in place recommendations are lifted.  Every Monday for the foreseeable future we will call all the guests who are still scheduled to arrive over the following 7 days and encourage you to change your reservation for a later date or cancel if that is your preference.  We have waived all cancellation and change fees.  The telephone number to call to speak to a vacation planner concerning the coronavirus and your reservation is (855) 822-8894.

We are grateful for how you have loved us and our little island through the years and we truly think of you as part of our extended Emerald Isle Realty family.  Our telephone lines have been unusually busy helping guests with earlier arrival dates but your turn is coming.  Please mark your calendars to call and speak with us or email us two weeks prior to your arrival.  We are all in uncharted waters here as our world has not seen a pandemic like this in any of our lifetimes with global “shelter in place” and social distancing recommendations.   At each weekly interval we will apply the same guidelines to your reservation as we did for our rental guests arriving prior to April 30.  Medical specialists and scientists can find common ground only on one truth, we won’t know the pandemic has subsided until the numbers begin decreasing as rapidly as they are increasing right now.   What I can promise you is we will show the same care and compassion for your reservation and your travel concerns as we have for our March and April guests.  It is simply too early to panic about your May, June, July or later vacation when in all likelihood our remote beaches will be a haven for families that have for too long been quarantined together at home.  We will be honest with you about conditions on our island, we will be good listeners and we will take care of each one of you individually. We have not yet relaxed our cancellation policy for any vacations scheduled to begin May 1 through the end of December, 2020. Most of all, we appreciate you patiently waiting until two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival to assist you with your travel questions.  If you feel you must cancel now and prefer not to wait, then our normal re-rent policy is in effect but we will waive our cancellation fee. The telephone number to call to speak to a vacation planner concerning the coronavirus and your reservation is (855) 822-8894.

Yes! Our beautiful beaches will be waiting for all those gloriously bare feet to leave footprints in the sand. Our prediction is that there will be many travelers who were forced to cancel spring travel plans to Europe and Asia, on cruise ships or to resorts and theme parks and thus there will be a last minute surge in bookings as soon as America is given the good news it is once more safe to travel.  By making your booking early you will have your best selection of that perfect vacation rental home for your family.  Did you miss celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary while social distancing?  Delay the celebration another few months and plan to gather your loved ones at the beach.  Togethering in a beach home with all the generations of your family will never be more joyful than when we are able to throw off the shroud of being isolated from beloved family members.

From day one we have been researching Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for the best practices to ensure we are doing all we can to prevent contamination from the COVID-19 virus.  The good news is our nationally trained and certified housekeepers are already using chemicals on hard surfaces that kill COVID-19.  Every hard surface in the property is being cleaned and disinfected.  Our housekeeping teams, for their safety, are not permitted to work in occupied properties.  After each guest departure we wait 72 hours before performing our housekeeping departure clean.  For more information regarding what internal protocol we shared with our housekeepers, view this document.  Our linen is professionally sanitized.  All our processes will be continuously evaluated as we remain in touch with national experts in our industry.  Our maintenance team, plumbers, HVAC techs and electricians will only respond to emergency requests while the coronavirus is peaking over the next 21 days and practice 6 feet of social distancing from the homeowner or rental guest occupying the property.  This maintenance protocol will be extended on a week by week basis as necessary.  They will take care of non-emergency work order requests while properties are unoccupied.  Again, your health and well-being is the highest priority for us.

Real Estate Sales COVID-19 Update

We are closely following the guidelines from the National Association of Realtors as well as the North Carolina Association of Realtors.  The real estate industry and our lenders and attorneys are developing new protocols for all of our health and well-being.  Our brokers are still working hard on your behalf in these difficult times and please reach out to them with any of your questions and concerns.

We are actively showing property while taking strict precautions to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.  Buyers are looking and we are available to safely show homes that are for sale via video conferencing such as Zoom, FaceTime, etc.  We are even considering offering virtual Open Houses.  If you are interested in your home being marketed on this platform, please reach out to your agent today.  If you are in the market to buy a home, please contact us to set up a virtual tour or walkthrough.

We are here for you. This is an unprecedented time for all of us. If you have a question about local happenings, let us know. If you’d like a photo of the ocean, let us know. If you’d like an update on our local market, please let us know. Now, more than ever, we thank you. We thank you for your trust, we thank you for your friendship and we thank you for your unwavering support over the years. We sincerely pray that you and your family are well and will stay well. Cheers to making the most of the sunny days ahead!

COVID-19 Travel Updates

Beach Towns Restrict Recreational Water Access

PRESS RELEASE

April 2, 2020

Beach towns restrict recreational water access

Carteret County, NC: To further protect local residents from the community spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores will limit recreational water access beginning April 2, 2020.

In a joint effort, each of the four Bogue Banks municipalities will fly Double-Red flags, April 2 through April 29, 2020. Recreational water access will be prohibited during this period.

Restricting recreational water access will reduce the demand on first responders. Additionally, it informs the public that tourist travel to the Crystal Coast is not permitted during Gov. Cooper’s Stay at Home Order.

It is important to note, seasonably warm weather resulted in a water rescue along Bogue Banks on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Limited medical and personal protection supplies for Police, Fire and EMS personnel are a concern. Restricting water access allows first responders to focus on COVID-19 pandemic measures.

According to recent recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), socially responsible exercise is key to staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For clarification, due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming, surfing, kiting, and non-motorized recreational water access will be prohibited. Residents are permitted to walk, jog and exercise along the beach strand.

For further information related to this notice, please contact the appropriate Public Information Officer at the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores.

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Town of Atlantic Beach

David R. Walker, Town Manager

252-726-2121 ext 2237

Cell 910-330-2587

townmanager@atlanticbeach-nc.com

www.atlanticbeach-nc.com

Town of Emerald Isle

Matt Zapp, Town Manager

Phone 252-354-3424

mzapp@emeraldisle-nc.org

www.EmeraldIsle-NC.org

Town of Indian Beach

Tim White, Town Manager

Phone 252-247-3344

twhite@indianbeach.org

www.indianbeach.org

Town of Pine Knoll Shores

Ken Jones, Town Mayor

Phone 252-723-0013

mayorjones@townofpks.com

http://www.townofpks.com/

Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM Categories: News

Carteret County Amended Proclamation

Emerald Isle expands COVID-19 restrictions

Press Release 

March 27, 2020

Emerald Isle expands COVID-19 restrictions

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-  In collaboration with appropriate federal, state, county, and local officials, the Town of Emerald Isle continues to take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Today, Mayor Eddie Barber will expand a local State of Emergency to include mandatory restrictions for the protection of the Town of Emerald Isle.  View Emerald Isle Expanded State of Emergency

Effective March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM, Emerald Isle will place a mandatory restriction on short term rentals.  The restriction prohibits the renting a hotel room, motel room, rental housing unit, condominium, RV campsite, primitive campsite, or similar accommodation through April 29, 2020.

Emerald Isle officials call on all citizens and businesses to voluntarily follow the Stay at Home Order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper.

“For everyone’s protections, Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121. The order requires citizens across North Carolina to stay at home through April 29, 2020,” said Mayor Eddie Barber.  “Visitors should be aware that travel to Emerald Isle is not permitted during this time. For a community anchored in hospitality, this is a very difficult message to send and share.”

Public beach parking areas, playgrounds, and restroom facilities in Emerald Isle remain closed.

Residents, guests, and contractors are asked to use online or telephone service options to secure permits, make tax payments, or submit service requests. Normal hours of operation will continue at the Administration Building (7509 Emerald Drive) and Police Department (7500 Emerald Drive).  Non-essential walk-in traffic is restricted at these buildings until further notice.

The Town of Emerald will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates to the public and media via our website (www.emeraldisle-nc.org) and social media sites.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.

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For press inquiries, contact:
Matt Zapp, Town Manager
252-354-3424
mzapp@emeraldisle-nc.org

Friday, March 27, 2020 7:03:00 PM Categories: News

Carteret County Moratorium for new March-April reservations

Message To Our Emerald Isle Community

Dear Emerald Isle-

As spring arrives and the weather warms, the number of visitors to Emerald Isle will increase. In normal times, this would be a welcomed sight. These are not normal times.

In unison with Carteret County and neighboring towns, Mayor Eddie Barber declared a State of Emergency for Emerald Isle on March 19, 2020.

Carteret County and the municipality of Emerald Isle released public statements to discourage tourist travel to the Crystal Coast.  For a community anchored in hospitality, this is a very difficult message to send and share.

Emerald Isle has closed our public beach access parking lots, all public restrooms, and suspended beach driving access until further notice.

A special thank you to those that live, work, and/or own property on Emerald Isle. We are certainly glad you are here.

The highest priority for the Town of Emerald Isle is the health and safety of our community.  So, we ask that you adhere to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recent recommendations.

All North Carolinians can prepare for COVID-19 by getting the latest information directly from reliable sources. The COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a flood of misinformation from unreliable sources. Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act. Turn to these sources for reliable information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/

As a community, we understand being prepared for a hurricane.  COVID-19 is our potential silent hurricane of the season.  Social (physical) Distancing is paramount. Together, we can weather a silent Cat 1 storm better than a Cat 5.

Sincerely,

The Town of Emerald Isle

Beach Driving Suspended in Emerald Isle

EMERALD ISLE- Beach Driving Suspended

March 20, 2020

The highest priority for the Town of Emerald Isle is the health and safety of our community. This includes fulltime residents, part-time residents, businesses and tourists.

The Town of Emerald Isle is diligently working with all federal, state, county, and local officials to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19.

At this time, Carteret County and Emerald Isle officials are discouraging tourist travel to the coast.

Effective March 20, 2020, the Town of Emerald Isle will suspend beach driving:

  • Emerald Isle will suspend the sale of beach driving permits effective immediately
  • At 9:00 PM on March 20, 2020, beach access gates will close

Beach driving privileges will be suspended until further notice

Town officials will review the duration of all closures/ restrictions and adjust the schedule as soon as possible.  

The Town of Emerald Isle apologize to our current permit holders for this unforeseen suspension.  We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Respectfully,

Matt Zapp

PRESS RELEASE – Carteret County COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration

Beaufort, NC – Carteret County Board of Commissioners issued the attached State of Emergency today, March 19, 2020. In addition to this declaration Carteret County Manager Tommy Burns states, “Based on the recommendations, the County discourages travel to the coast at this time to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19. Our County Government, municipalities and community businesses are working diligently to maintain resources for the health and everyday provisions of permanent residents.”

The County asks residents to continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Reduce the risk of person-to person transmission by practicing social distancing measures which decrease the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Individuals who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow.
  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, the County urges citizens to please use the following credible sources:

  • COVID-19 Information Call In Line at the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS): 866-462-3821 or the Coronavirus Response in North Carolina (NCDHHS): http://ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://coronavirus.gov

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an imminent threat and existing conditions have caused or will cause widespread or severe illness, or loss of life to our citizens, and therefore, declare a State of Emergency in Carteret County, North Carolina on this the 19th day of March, 2020.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Carteret County, under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Chapter 5 of the Carteret County Code of Ordinances:

Section 1. A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction of Carteret County.

Section 2. I hereby order all County employees, County Law Enforcement Officers, County Fire and EMS Departments and Emergency Management Personnel subject to our control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of this Proclamation, all applicable local ordinances, State and Federal laws, and the Carteret County Emergency Operations Plan.

Section 3. I hereby order this Proclamation: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this Proclamation.

Section 4. This Proclamation shall become effective immediately and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.

Section 5. In an effort to curb the spread of the disease as well as not overwhelm our local medical providers and facilities, we are discouraging entry into our County by those who are not residents or property owners of the County. While we realize that this decision comes with tremendous impacts and restrictions, we feel that discouraging travel to our County at this time is in the best interest of public safety.

“Carteret County is prepared and ready to respond should COVID-19 be confirmed in our County. We will continue to work with the County’s administrative staff and public health officials to educate residents and to keep our citizens informed on precautions to avoid contact and potential spread of the virus,” concluded Chairman Smith.

Additional information and recommendations can be found on the County website: www.carteretcountync.gov.

DECLARED this the 19th day of March 2020

PRESS RELEASE – Town of Emerald Isle: COVID-19 State of Emergency

Town of Emerald Isle: COVID-19 State of Emergency – (View State of Emergency Proclamation)

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-   Effective today, March 19, 2020, Mayor Eddie Barber has issued the attached State of Emergency for the Town of Emerald Isle.

Town Manager Matt Zapp states, “The Town of Emerald Isle is partnering with the appropriate federal, state, county, and local officials to reduce the possible community spread of COVID-19. In alignment with Carteret County, the Town of Emerald Isle discourages travel to the coast at this time.”

Emerald Isle officials call on all citizens and businesses to voluntarily follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Reduce the risk of person-to person transmission by practicing social distancing measures which decrease the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •  Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Individuals who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow.
  • Individuals who are sick should stay home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, the Town urges citizens to reference and use the following credible sources:

  • COVID-19 Information Call In Line at the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS): 866-462-3821 or the Coronavirus Response in North Carolina (NCDHHS): http://ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://coronavirus.gov

The Town of Emerald continues to maintain a continuity of operations.    Town officials will continuously monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates to the public and media via our website (www.emeraldisle-nc.org) and social media sites.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.

 

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an_imminent threat and existing conditions have caused or could likely cause widespread or severe illness, or loss of life to our citizens, and therefore, declare a State of Emergency in Emerald Isle, North Carolina on this the 19th day of March, 2020.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the Mayor of Emerald Isle under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes and Chapter 7 of the Emerald Isle Code of Ordinances:

Section 1. A State of Emergency is hereby declared within the jurisdiction of Emerald Isle.

Section 2. I hereby order all Town employees, Town Law Enforcement Officers, Town Fire and EMS Departments and Emergency Management Personnel subject to our control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of this Proclamation, all applicable local ordinances, State and Federal laws, and the Town of Emerald Isle Emergency Operations Plan.

Section 3. I hereby order this proclamation: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with Clerk to the Board of Commissioners and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this proclamation.

Section 4. This proclamation shall become effective immediately and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.

Section 5. In an effort to curb the spread of the disease as well not overwhelm our local medical providers and facilities, we are discouraging entry into our Town by those who are not residents or property owners of the Town. While we realize that this decision comes with tremendous impacts and restrictions, we feel that discouraging travel to our Town at this time is in the best interest of public safety.

Emerald Isle is prepared and ready to respond should COVID-19 be confirmed in our Town. We will continue to work with the Town’s administrative staff and public health officials to educate residents and to keep our citizens informed on precautions to avoid contact and potential spread of the virus.

Additional information and recommendations can be found on the Town website: www.emeraldisle-nc.org

Dear Friends of Emerald Isle Realty,

The challenges and concerns continue as we face the COVID-19 virus together. We wish to make you aware of the policies we have implemented at our office.

The highest priority for all of us at Emerald Isle Realty is the health and safety of our rental guests, long term tenants, sales clients, homeowners, our staff and everyone in our community.  Following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Gov. Roy Cooper, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and local health officials, Emerald Isle Realty has implemented social distancing policies.  Beginning on Monday, most of our staff started working remotely, and we limited the number of employees within the office to allow for 6 feet or more of distance in their work space.

As a precaution to help combat the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Emerald Isle Realty will temporarily, restrict non-essential walk-in traffic at our office until further notice.

For our arriving guests, your key package will be located in our lockbox to the left of our main entry door. Please make sure you grab a welcome bag as well.

Earlier today, Governor Roy Cooper announced a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders.

Due to limited supplies at stores, please plan to bring toiletry items, paper products, and food.

During your stay, if you need to contact us during normal business hours please contact the appropriate department via telephone or email:

RESERVATIONS
getaways@eirealty.com
252-354-3315

LONG TERM
longterm@eirealty.com
252-354-6149

HOUSEKEEPING
housekeeping@eirealty.com
252-354-5077

MAINTENANCE
maintenance@eirealty.com
252-354-2690

For after-hour emergencies, please call 252-354-2690 and follow the prompts.

This is a stressful time as we all learn the new normal for social distancing, frequent hand washing and making these important health decisions for ourselves and our loved ones. Our Emerald Isle Realty team has always thought of each of you as part of our extended family. If now is not the best time for you to travel, please email or give us a call and express your concerns. I promise a compassionate and caring response from our folks. Today I was blessed to see pods of dolphin leaping and surfing the waves as my grandchildren looked on. Our beautiful island awaits and if travel now is unwise, May and early June are simply beautiful and we will be happy to discuss delaying your current reservation to a later date in the beach home you have chosen.

As North Carolinians and Americans we know we will face this together as we always have, with faith and confidence that happier, healthier days are ahead for all of us.

Best regards,

Julia Batten Wax
Owner, Emerald Isle Realty

Email: Getaways@EIRealty.com

Please telephone us at (855) 822-8894. We ask for your patience as we are experiencing a very high call volume.

Dear Friends of Emerald Isle Realty,

The coronavirus, COVID-19, is a new challenge for all of us but we wish for you to know that our first priority is to respond to your questions and concerns with the greatest of care and compassion. It is our desire to give you the flexibility you need to make the right travel plans for you and your family.  We would like to encourage you to call or email us if you are considering cancelling or changing your reservation, particularly those guests whose travel plans are from March 13 through April 30, 2020. Emerald Isle Realty is also waiving all additional fees usually associated with changing or cancelling your reservation.

Our housekeeping protocols have always exceeded the national norm and we have implemented even more stringent cleaning procedures to ensure the sanitation of each rental property between guests. Our staff has been instructed to stay home if they are having any fever or respiratory symptoms and we are assisting them with liberal work from home possibilities as well as liberal employee sick day paid leave.  We are grateful that as of today there are no known cases in Carteret County of the coronavirus and very few known cases in North Carolina.  Our office is being disinfected hourly. We are mindful of all guidelines recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health officials.

We are using these to the best of our abilities for the health and wellbeing of our guests, our homeowners, and our office staff. We will continue to make any adjustments to our service that are needed in light of these evolving situations related to the pandemic. More information on health precautions can be found on the NCDHHS website.

This is a stressful time as we all learn the new normal for social distancing, frequent hand washing and making these important health decisions for ourselves and our loved ones. At the same time, I would like to encourage you to also take a moment as I did this morning, to appreciate the beauty all around us as spring sunshine and blooms return to our land. Our quiet little island sure looked beautiful at sunrise this morning.

Sincerely,

Julia Batten Wax
Owner, Emerald Isle Realty
Email: Getaways@EIRealty.com

Please telephone us at (855) 822-8894 and we ask for your patience as we are experiencing a very high call volume.

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