As of Sunday, Carteret County reported 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to a news release, four of the five cases were international travel. Health officials said the remaining case is due to community spread. The individual did not have a travel history to any high -risk areas or a known source of contact. Stephanie Cannon, Carteret County Public Health Director said in a statement, "Our message to the public remains the same: remain home as much as possible to limit the interactions you may have with others; stay home if you are sick; practice preventive measures to keep you and your family healthy; and, practice social distancing when carrying out essential tasks like grocery shopping and going to work."