Federal Rules and Regulations
At this time no applicable laws have been written at the federal level. Below is the White House Guidelines prescribed in its Opening Up America Again Guidelines for Phase One Reopening
- All vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.
- All individuals, when in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 10 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.
- Avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing (e.g., receptions, trade shows)
- Minimize non-essential travel and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.
State Rules and Regulations
The state of North Carolina is currently in Phase 3 of the states recovery plan, as described in Executive Order 169. This Executive Order was then extended by Executive Order 170, and then extended and modified under Executive Order 176. Under EO 176 a portion of that amendment was to Mass Gatherings.
Section 5.1 of Executive Order No. 169 is amended to read:
5.1. Prohibition. Mass Gatherings are prohibited. "Mass Gathering" means an event or convening which brings together more than ten (10) people indoors or more than fifty (50) people outdoors at the same time in a single confined indoor or outdoor space. This includes parades, fairs, or festivals. In publicly accessible indoor facilities, the Mass Gathering limit applies per room of the facility. When more than ten (10) people reside in the same household, residing together does not form a Mass Gathering. At a park, beach, or trail, the outdoor Mass Gathering limit of fifty (50) people applies to each group of people that may gather together.
Local Rules and Regulations
At this moment the Town of Oak Island has not imposed any restrictions beyond those detailed in the State of North Carolinas Executive Orders that directly effects Rental Properties or Mass Gatherings.
Many common questions about the above rules and regulations have answers posted at our FAQ section.