7/22/2020 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.
The following information is as of 7pm.
|Worldwide||7.6 Billion||15,056,149 (+281,262)||5,878,374 (+55,128)||619,784 (+8,185)||8,557,991 (+217,949)|
|USA||330 Million||3,941,741 (+83,055)||2,616,967 (+59,794)||142,756 (+1,330)||1,182,018 (+21,931)|
|NC||10.4 Million||105,276 (+2,326)||24,875 (+2,326)||1,732 (+38)||78,707 |
|Beaufort Co.||47,000||226 (+8)||59 (-6)||1||166 (+14)|
|*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*|
- NC has had a total 105,276 confirmed cases, with 1,732 deaths. Our state currently has 24,875 active cases and 1,137 hospitalizations.
- Beaufort County has had a total of 226 cases, with 59 currently active, and 8 currently hospitalized. 4 of today’s 8 new cases were symptomatic at the time of their test, and have been attributed to having had contact with another known case. All other cases are currently under investigation. Forty-nine (49) of our total positives were asymptomatic at the time of their test. Investigation of these known cases have concluded:
- (128) cases are attributed to direct contact with another known positive case.
- (2) cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area.
- (68) cases are attributed to community spread.
- (28) cases are still under investigation.
- All active cases are self-isolating.
- Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Bertie, (190), Beaufort (226), Bladen (509), Brunswick (992), Carteret (188), Camden (48), Chowan (72), Columbus (714), Craven (529), Currituck (56), Dare (163), Duplin (1,807), Edgecombe (473), Gates (34), Greene (264), Halifax (499), Hertford (219), Hyde (35), Jones (44), Lenoir (462), Martin (192), New Hanover (1,950), Northampton (272), Onslow (628), Pamlico (47), Pasquotank (278), Pender (518), Perquimans (50), Pitt (1,293) Sampson (1,340), Tyrrell (80), Washington (89), Wayne (2,152) and Wilson (1,200). Mecklenburg (18,079), Wake (9,252), and Durham (5,220) counties have the most cases.
Beaufort County Schools — School Openings Announcement
Beaufort County Schools will be starting the 2020-2021 school year on a modified Plan B format for all schools except the BCS Early College High School. Parents and students of ECHS will be contacted directly about their schedule of instruction.
The modified Plan B consists of four weeks of remote instruction for all other students beginning August 17th through September 11th.
Presumably students will then be partially attending schools each week along with continued remote instruction outside the school building. Parents and students will be informed when students attend onsite and when they continue remote instruction. More specific details will be released soon concerning these assignments. Here is an example of the weekly schedule:
- There have been 3,622 tests completed in Beaufort County to date, with 3,222 negatives, 217 positives and 183 pending. (These are cumulative numbers and includes test performed at the Health Department and reporting private medical facilities throughout our county.) *Nine (9) of our positive cases were tested in other counties but are Beaufort Co. residents.*
- There were approximately 580 tests completed by Beaufort Co. agencies last week.
There will be additional information communicated soon regarding the Open House, learning protocols, device pickup, and learning expectations for each school. Please monitor the website and/or social media account of your child's school.
Re-Opening Timeline / Guidelines
- Group A Students: Monday – Tuesday in school instruction / Wednesday – Thursday – Friday remote learning
- Group B Students: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday remote learning / Thursday – Friday in school instruction
Below is a summary of our states plan for a phased reopening. Please note that these timelines / guidelines are subject to change based on case trends and / or additional executive orders.
Governor Cooper has announced that public schools will reopen under the "Plan B" designation this fall, utilizing both in person and online education. Governor Cooper's school reopening plan also allows county school boards to utilize "Plan C", or an all online approach to education if they deem such an option necessary for their individual districts. Beaufort County Schools will be sharing additional information pertaining to the reopening of our schools soon.
Phase II (Will begin at 5pm Friday, 5/22 and continue through 5pm Friday 8/7)
Governor Cooper has announced that North Carolina’s Phase II “Safer at Home” order has been
extended for 3 additional weeks (thru 8/7).
Today's announcement also included an executive order requiring individuals above the age of 11 to wear a face covering while in public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are permitted for those individuals with medical issues that prohibit the use these coverings.
Additional details pertaining to today's Executive Order announcement can be found in the attached documents titled "Cooper EO 147 Phase II Extension", "NCDHHS Interim Guidance on Face Coverings" and "EO 147 FAQ".
Additional information about Phase II can be found using the following link:
Additional Business / Employer Guidance can also be found by using the following link:
- Lift the Stay-at-Home order. Restaurants and Personal Care Services must follow safety protocols including the potential need to reduce capacity (Bar & Fitness Centers will remain closed under Executive Order 141)
- Increase number of people allowed at gatherings
- Recommend face coverings in public spaces when 6 ft of distancing isn't possible.
The Governor and the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association also introduced Count on Me NC
, a free online training program to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses learn the best ways to protect customers and employees from COVID-19, which can be found at: https://countonmenc.org/
Phase III (Could begin Aug 7th, 2020)
- Increased capacity at Restaurants, Bars, Other Businesses, Houses of Worship & Entertainment Venues.
- Further increase the number of people allowed at gatherings.