Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (4-8-20) | Beaufort County Now

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (4-8-20)

Press Release:

4/8/2020 Beaufort County, NC
The following information is as of 5pm
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.

    Case Statistics
Confirmed Cases
Active Cases
Worldwide7.6 Billion1,500,830 (+87,415)1,182,975 (+67,949)87,706 (+6,506)317,855 (+19,466)
USA330 Million423,135 (+36,318)400,169 (+33,543)14,390 (+2,105)22,966 (+2,775)
NC10.4 Million3,472 (+202)*See Note Below*63 (+13)*See Note Below*
Beaufort Co.49,00011 (+1)506
*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*
*North Carolina is currently not actively tracking the cumulative total of Recovered cases in our state. Therefore, we are unable to report with consistency total number of Current Active Cases. However, we will continue to provide this information at a county level.*

  • 5% of all worldwide active cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization). This is down from 19% in February.
  • 11% of all US cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization).
  • NC has 3,472 total confirmed cases across 93 counties, with 63 deaths and 386 hospitalizations.
  • Beaufort County has had a total of 11 cases, with 5 currently active, 3 of which are hospitalized. Contact tracing of these known cases have concluded:
    • (1) case was contributed to direct contact with a known patient from another county.
    • (2) cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area.
    • (7) cases are attributed to community spread.
    • (1) case is still under investigation.
  • All active cases are self-isolating.
  • Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Bertie, (10), Beaufort (11), Bladen (1), Brunswick (26), Carteret (25), Camden (1), Chowan (1), Columbus (14), Craven (19), Currituck (3), Dare (10), Duplin (8), Edgecombe (12), Gates (3), Greene (10), Halifax (14), Hertford (5), Hyde (1), Jones (3), Lenoir (11), Martin (4), New Hanover (52), North Hampton (54), Onslow (24), Pamlico (3), Pasquotank (10), Pender (2), Perquimans (2), Pitt (51) Sampson (5), Washington (8), Wayne (34) and Wilson (38). Mecklenburg (830), Wake (365) Durham (236) counties have the most cases.

    Mitigation Efforts
  • A Message from our Beaufort County’s Health Department:
  • Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Fighting crime ... overcoming the impossible ... protecting citizens ... NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!
  • The fight against COVID-19 is a fight unlike any other we’ve seen. It’s a fight in which we are all called to work together, because TOGETHER is the only way we can win! Be the superhero we know you can be and join us in the fight against COVID-19 by:
    • Staying Home and only leaving for essential trips (ex. Groceries, medications)
    • If you have to leave for essential food or medications, use the grocery or medication pick-up/drive-thru.
    • Practice social distancing , which means physically distancing yourself from others at least 6 feet.
    • No gatherings of 10 or more.
    • If you are feeling sick, isolate yourself away from any other household members & stay home!
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
    • Clean/disinfect commonly used areas and surfaces.
    • Cough/sneeze into a tissue and throw the tissue away.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
    • BE KIND! ... we are all in this fight together!
  • The superhero lies within you! You are what we need to defeat the spread of COVID-19! Do your part ... stay home ... save lives!
  • JaNell Octigan, MPH
    Beaufort County Health Department

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  • Beaufort County’s EOC is now fully activated to provide support for essential county and municipal functions.
  • Public access will be restricted to Beaufort County Government buildings beginning Tuesday, 3/24. Guidance for conducting business with our various departments can be found using the following link and will also be posted at each county building:
  • The City of Washington closed the following city office building to the public until further notice:
    • City Hall
    • Bobby Andrews Recreation Center
    • George H. and Laura E. Brown Library
    • Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center
    • Moore Aquatic and Fitness Center
    • Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex
  • Beaufort County Schools is closed through May 15th. They will serve meals this week, March 30-April 3 per our normal schedule posted below. We will serve them April 6-9 (but NOT on the 10th). We will serve them April 13-17 (this is Spring Break but we will still serve meals those days) and then each week, Mon-Friday after Spring Break as normal.
  • The locations for these student meals are:
    • Cornerstone Family Worship Center – 1918 West 5th Street, WashingtonContact: Tiana PayneChurch Ph: 252-946-6109
    • Temple of Joy – 96 Hill Road Chocowinity NCContact: Apostle Georgette RedmondChurch Ph: 252-975-6580Cell: 917-7223
    • Ware Creek Baptist Church – 2302 Maules Point Road, Blunts CreekContact: Bishop Charles SmithCell: 252-622-1924Bishop Charles Tyson, Pastor
    • Fresh Anointing Church of God – 820 Hwy 33 East, Aurora NCCell: 252-364-7493
    • River Road Estates
    • Northeast Elementary School
    • Eastern Elementary School
    • John Cotton Tayloe Elementary School
    • Chocowinity Primary School
    • SW Snowden Elementary School
    • Belhaven Civic Center parking lot
    • Salvation Army parking lot in Washington
    • Washington Police Substation at 9th street
  • Any child can have a breakfast and lunch.
  • This lunch will be served in a “drive-thru” setting so no one has to leave their car or enter the school building. Parents and family members may pick up these meals for their students whether or not the students are with them. We will just need the names of the students receiving the meals. Any student of any school can pick up a meal at any site.
  • North Carolina is currently under the following executive orders:
    • EO 121: A statewide “Stay at Home” order will become effective at 5pm today. This order will restrict travel to essential activities only. (i.e. Travel for items such as, groceries, food, medications, household supplies, essential workers, etc.) This order will also limit gatherings to less than 10 people. (A copy of this order is attached to today’s email.)
    • EO 120: Extended school closures through May 15th. This order also imposes the following restrictions on businesses:
      1. In addition to the restrictions on mass gatherings identified in Executive Order No. 117 § 1, entertainment facilities without a retail or dining component are ordered to close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, though any retail or dining component may operate within that establishment solely for that purpose. Any dining facilities may operate only within the restrictions for restaurants as set out in Executive Order No. 118. These facilities include, but are not limited to, the following types of business:
        • Bingo Parlors, including Bingo sites operate by charitable organizations
        • Bowling Alleys
        • Indoor Exercise Facilities (e.g. gyms, yoga studios, martial arts facilities, indoor trampoline and rock climbing facilities)
        • Health Clubs
        • Indoor/Outdoor Pools
        • Live Performance Venues
        • Movie Theaters
        • Skating Rinks
        • Spas
        • Gaming and business establishments which allow gaming activities (e.g. video poker, gaming, sweepstakes, video games, arcade games, pinball machines or other computer, electronic or mechanical devices played for amusement)
    • EO 119: Lifting restrictions on local Health Departments, child care facilities, and commerce transport. This order also restricting various functions of DMV to include:
      • Driver’s License Office will operate by appointment only.
      • Closing of all Drivers License Office that are on insufficient size to maintain social distancing.
      • Extending office hours at locations that are of sufficient size.
      • Postpone all DMV related hearings for 60 days.
    • EO 118: Restricting dine-in services at all restaurants / bars. These businesses will continue to be allowed to provide carry-out and delivery services.


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