All people who attend the 5:30 p.m. meeting today of the Southern Shores Town Council must wear face masks, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, according to a directive issued by the Town this morning.

As The Beacon reported last week, Dare County is considered a county of “high” transmission of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In light of an uptick in COVID-19 cases nationwide–many of them of the more contagious Delta variant–the CDC issued on July 27 new guidance in which it advised all people, whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, to wear face masks in public indoor settings in counties of “high” or “substantial” transmission.

The CDC also has evaluated Currituck County as a county of high transmission.

(See The Beacon, 7/28/21, for background.)

We would advise you to bring an umbrella and raincoat, as well. The weather forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms.

The meeting will be held in the Pitts Center and live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/ user/TownofSouthernShores. A videotape will be available for viewing on You Tube later.

For a preview of the agenda, see The Beacon, 7/29/21.

THE BEACON, 8/3/21

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