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This Week at NCDOT: DMV, Ferry Step Up Measures Amid Coronavirus

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.

NCDMV Office Changes

NCDOT is doing its part to protect public health during the coronavirus outbreak and we’re asking all of you to help.

For now, the Division of Motor Vehicles is consolidating in-person services to driver license offices large enough to maintain proper social distancing. The DMV has closed about 60 offices and the offices that remain open are handling appointment-only visits.

“We are limiting the number of people that can come into the office at one time so that we can exercise the proper social distancing,” said DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup.

If you plan to visit a driver license office, make sure to visit the DMV website.

Ferry Division Strengthens Protections

The Ferry Division is strengthening procedures, too. Crews have increased regular cleaning practices in seating areas and restroom facilities. Ferry employees are required to wash their hands frequently and are encouraged to wear gloves to help stop the spread of the virus. Also, passengers are urged to stay in their vehicles if possible.

Coronavirus Latest: NCDHHS

For more information on the coronavirus, we urge you to visit the state’s health and human services website. NCDOT will also provide updates as necessary.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT.gov.

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