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Special COVID19 Pandemic Information for Owners and Guests – April 13, 2021

NC Governor Cooper has released the latest COVID19 directives effective at 5pm on March 26.

Face coverings are still mandated in all Public Indoor settings. Exceptions are listed below. Social distancing and frequent hand washing are still encouraged. There is further concern with several new variants of the disease that are more easily transmitted and, in some cases, deadlier.

Indoor mass gathering limits have been increased to 50 people and to 100 people in outdoor areas.

The 11pm curfew for onsite service of alcohol has been fully lifted.

Museums, retail businesses and shops, salons will be able to operate at full capacity.

Facemasks are not required while dining and drinking in indoor settings.

Restaurants, breweries, amusement parks, gyms, and pools will be able to open at 75% capacity indoors and outdoors.

Bars, conference centers, reception venues, other live performance venues can increase capacity to 50% indoors and out.

For any place outside the home, including but not limited to businesses, schools, and other establishments and spaces:

Face Coverings must be worn indoors if anyone else is in that space who is not a member of the same household. Social distancing should be maintained. Face covering exemptions include dining and drinking.

Face Coverings must be worn outdoors if it is not possible to consistently be physically distant by more than six (6) feet from non-household members.

These requirements shall apply to all people at least five (5) years old, unless an exception applies. These requirements are recommended for all people over the age of two (2) years old.

What to expect at restaurants, bars and other public venues.

Six (6) foot restrictions must be maintained between groups of different households and face coverings are required apart from dining and drinking.

The Bald Head Island ferry is operating at full capacity. Masks are required at both ferry terminals and must be worn on the ferry and trams all times. For more information, please visit https://baldheadislandferry.com/covid19.

The Market now has one-way aisles clearly marked on the floor, masks are required, and social distancing is expected. The Market is operating at 100% capacity. The early shopping for seniors has been discontinued however; Claude says that 8 to 9am remain their slowest time. The Market offers order ahead Curb-side pickup with a 10% surcharge – minimum of $10 and a maximum of $25.  https://maritimemarketbhi.com

Please contact The Bald Head Island Club at 910-457-7320 to confirm current activities and to reserve your discounted temporary membership. You must contact the Club one week in advance of your arrival to register to avoid a $100 late registration fee.  https://www.bhiclub.net/guest-memberships

Marsh Harbour Inn Check-in time is 3:30pm. Check out time is 10:30am. Please do not ask for early check-ins and late check-outs. Our dedicated staff is following CDC and Health Department Guidelines to keep our suites, rooms, common areas and carts disinfected and meticulously clean to keep everyone safe. If you must arrive earlier, you may leave your belongings in the living area or on the front porch. This is a remarkably busy time for our staff, please respect their need to keep moving!  Feel free to enjoy our outdoor spaces, go for a bike ride, or grab a bite to eat while you await entry to your suite.

Daily room service will not be provided for everyone’s safety. You will need to dispose of your own trash. The trash receptacles are in the garage behind the building. Please take your recyclables to the Island Recycle Center near the Market. The staff will provide a laundry bag or vessel for you to leave used linens outside your door and they will leave fresh linens by your door in return.

At this time Breakfast cannot be served, but we are actively working to begin this service as soon as possible. We will update here as soon as we have a date for reopening.

Due to Health Department regulations, access to the popcorn machine, the Owner’s refrigerator, and the kitchen are not allowed.

As it is impossible to maintain Social Distancing in the hallway and on the stairs, please use the entry and exit doors closest to your suite during your stay.

Our polices will evolve as the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding. We all want to return to expected levels of service as soon as it is safe to do so. Please be mindful of the concern our staff has to any possible exposure to COVID-19 and avoid close contact. Please note: We are not responsible for cancellations due to acts of God, sickness, or other events out of our control. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance especially during Hurricane season.

For additional information please visit NCDHHS.com for the latest on COVID-19 in our state and subscribe to the Village Voice newsletter for the latest news for our Island community.

Enjoy your stay! We look forward to your visit.

MHI BOD, General Managers, and Innkeepers