Covid Communication to Staff

Carolina Designs Staff Update |Covid-19

May 7th, 2020 Yesterday, it was announced that the Outer Banks will open to visitors on May 16th, 2020.

We will be sending digital orientation materials early next week. The link will be texted to you, as well as emailed if we have your email address on file.

Housekeeping orientation is in the form of a video. Inspector orientation is in the form of a slide show.

We want to reiterate that your safety is our top priority. We have implemented new protocols related to Covid-19, which will be outlined in the orientation materials. A contactless drive through system has been put in place at our Harbinger and Kitty Hawk offices when you pick up linens and supplies.

Depending on availability, work schedules may begin as early as the weekend of May 23rd. Some schedules will begin the weekend of May 30th or early June. We will contact you regarding your individual schedule.

Thank you for your continued patience over the last few weeks. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!April 28, 2020 We are looking forward to welcoming you back to work for the summer season. We hope you are doing well and staying healthy through these difficult times.

Your safety is our number one priority. Our team has been meeting daily to develop new guidelines and protocols. We will be providing protective gear, including masks and gloves.

Our new housekeeping orientation video and inspector presentation will be sent to you within the next two weeks. Both trainings will be available online for review. A short questionnaire will follow the presentation, and will need to be submitted back to us. Enhanced cleaning protocols will be outlined in both presentations.

If you have not shared your email address with us, please send it to expect visitors to be allowed back within the next month, and will keep you updated as soon as we know more.

April 6, 2020 – 12:00 pm We are working on our digital orientation for both new and returning housekeepers, which we are excited to share with you. This orientation will be emailed to you in the coming weeks. If you have not already provided us with your email address, please send it to entire Carolina Designs team is looking forward to working with you as soon as this situation normalizes. At this time, there is no indication as to when the Outer Banks visitor restrictions will be lifted, but we will be in touch as soon as we know more. Although it’s an uncertain time, we know that we will eventually see the other side of this situation, and anticipate a successful season when that time comes. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you and your families all the best. March 27, 2020 – 5:00 pm Today, both Dare County and the state of North Carolina announced “Stay At Home” directives to be implemented in the coming days to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19.For the Dare County Emergency Management update, visit the DCEM website.

For more details about the NC Stay At Home Order, visit We will continue to update this page and will stay in touch as we know more. March 26, 2020 – 3:00 pm We know you likely have questions as to how the Outer Banks visitor restrictions relates to your schedule, and truly appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented time. We know it is a difficult time for many, and we are sending our best to you and your families at this time. We are looking forward to seeing you as soon as things get back to normal.At this time there is no information as to when the Outer Banks will reopen to visitors, but we are monitoring the situation closely. If we haven’t already been in touch with you, we will be communicating with you regarding your schedule once we have more information.The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. When a normal schedule resumes, we have implemented additional sanitizing and safety precautions, which we will share with you. Please make sure that you are taking care of yourself, getting ample rest, eating well, and staying hydrated.When the situation normalizes, if you are not feeling well, if you have a cough, or if you have a fever, please inform us, and we will work towards a solution together. We want you to feel supported during this time. We appreciate your hard work, and we are in this together as a team.We will be hosting a digital housekeeping orientation soon! More details to come.