Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (6-7-21) | Eastern North Carolina Now | The following information is as of 5pm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

6/4/21 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.

The following information was current as of 12pm and reflects changes that have occurred since Friday 5/28/21.

Our next update will be published on Friday 6/11. Daily COVID statistics will continue to be available Monday–Friday using the following link: Beaufort County NC COVID Surveillance

    Case Statistics
Confirmed Cases
Active Cases
Worldwide7.6 Billion173,217,840
USA330 Million34,187,680
NC10.4 Million1,004,669
Beaufort Co.47,0004,663
*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*

  • NC has had a total 1,004,669 confirmed cases, with 13,151 deaths. Our state currently has 12,108 active cases and 613 hospitalizations.
    • Beaufort County has had a total of 4,663 cases, with 53 currently active, 4 of which are currently hospitalized.
  • All active cases are self-isolating.
  • Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Beaufort (4,663), Bertie (1,788), Bladen (3,353), Brunswick (9,274), Camden (684), Carteret (5,220), Chowan (1,486), Columbus (6,388), Craven (9,423), Currituck (1,575), Dare (2,150), Duplin (6,323), Edgecombe (5,669), Gates (749), Greene (2,385), Halifax (5,661), Hertford (2,111), Hyde (672), Jones (889), Lenoir (6,194), Martin (2,284), New Hanover (19,442), Northampton (1,894), Onslow (17,547), Pamlico (1,121), Pasquotank (3,432), Pender (5,534), Perquimans (1,024), Pitt (20,284) Sampson (8,023), Tyrrell (323) Washington (1,119), Wayne (11,360) and Wilson (9,791). Mecklenburg (113,621), Wake (89,022), Guilford (48,360) counties have the most cases.

    Beaufort County Statistics
    Please use the following link for the latest statistics pertaining to Beaufort County cases:

    Beaufort County NC COVID Surveillance

    *This link can also be found on the Beaufort County Health Department’s Webpage.*

    Media Release
    The following are take-a-ways from Governor Cooper's press conference earlier today:

  • Effective immediately, the State is lifting all mandatory capacity and gathering limits and social distancing requirements and most mandatory mask requirements. That means in most settings indoors or outdoors the state of North Carolina will no longer require you to wear a mask or be socially distant.
  • Consistent with CDC guidelines, there are a few settings where we will continue to require masks for everyone, including people who are fully vaccinated. Settings such as public transportation; health care settings like hospitals, doctor's offices and nursing homes; and other higher risk congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters.
  • Masks are also still required in child care, schools and camps as most children are either not yet vaccinated or are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • People who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine or get tested if they are exposed to COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. Unvaccinated people will still need to do these things.
  • Masks are strongly recommended for everyone — regardless of vaccination status for large crowded indoor events like sporting events and live performances.
  • People who are NOT vaccinated should wear a mask and maintain distance in all indoor public settings and in outdoor settings.

    Vaccine Opportunities
    Immediate Appointments Available

    Beaufort County’s Health Department has appointments available beginning Wednesday 6/9 for individuals wishing to receive the Moderna or J&J Vaccines. Appointments can be made by calling 252-940-6150 or using the following link HERE.

    The following Beaufort County providers are now offering vaccines:

    – Agape (Washington) Call: 252-940-0602 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Beaufort County Health Department (Washington, Chocowinity & Aurora): Call 252-940-6150 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – O'Neals Pharmacy (Belhaven, Chocowinity, Washington): Call 252-946-9631 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Family Medicine (Aurora (252-322-4021), Chocowinity (252-946-9562) & Washington (252-975-2667)) Click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Internal Medicine (Washington): Call 252-946-2101 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Specialty Clinic (Belhaven): Call 252-943-0600 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Washington Women’s Care (Washington): Call 252-975-1188 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Walgreens (Washington): Call 252-940-1529 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Walgreens (Belhaven): Call 252-943-6260 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    *Vidant Health also continues to offer vaccines at the Greenville Convention Center. Please call 252-847-8000 or visit HERE for more information or to schedule an appointment.*

    A video tutorial of Vidant's scheduling process can be found HERE.


    Vaccine Information
    Please refer to the following links for safety information, side effects and effectiveness of each of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines.

    J&J Fact Sheet

    Moderna Fact Sheet

    Pfizer Fact Sheet

    Vaccine Eligibility
    NCDHHS has announced that individuals age 16 and up are now eligible to receive the vaccine. However, Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for this age group. Most of Beaufort County's Providers have Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, both of which are only approved for individuals 18 years of age and older.

    Pfizer vaccines are available at participating Walgreen Pharmacies as well as Vidant's Greenville Vaccine Clinic. (Please see above the contact information for these locations.)

    Beaufort County’s Vaccine Efforts
    As of Wednesday (6/2), approximately 38.100 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Beaufort County residents. 19,829 of our county’s residents have received their first dose and 18,271 residents have completed the two shot series.

    Beaufort County providers remain committed in our efforts to vaccinate all those who are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please continue to monitor HERE for updated information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the transitions as we move through the various phases of vaccination.

    Transportation Assistance to Vaccine Appointments
    Beaufort County remains committed to the goal of providing vaccinations to all eligible citizens as quickly as possible. If you have an appointment to receive the vaccine, and are unable to secure transportation to the vaccine site on your own, please call Beaufort Area Transit System (BATS) for assistance at (252) 946-5778.

    COVID Testing
    Beaufort County will be hosting drive-thru testing in April 2021 as follows:

  • Every Monday from 11am–4pm at Fresh Anointing Church (820 NC Hwy 33 Aurora, NC)
  • Every Tuesday from 9am–1pm at Cornerstone Church (1918W 5th St. Washington, NC)
  • Every Wednesday from 11am–5pm at The Wilkinson Center (144 W Main St. Belhaven, NC)
  • Thursday from 9am–3pm at the Bath Rurultan Club
  • Friday (6/11, 6/18, 6/25) from 9am–4pm at Chocowinity Fire & EMS (512 NC-33 Chocowinity, NC)
  • Monday–Friday from 8:30am–11am at Beaufort County’s Health Department (1436 Highland Dr., Washington, NC)

    "Find My Testing Place"
    Find a testing location near you by using the following link:

    NC Executive Orders
    A complete list of current NC Executive Orders can be found HERE.

    We have created a resource page that can accessed at:

    This resource page contains guidance for businesses, long term care facilities, families, and more.

    We are here to offer support and answer any questions or concerns. We are encouraging all community partners to share accurate information and promote it within your businesses, communities, and elsewhere. Beaufort County's website and Facebook page are great ways to stay up to date on accurate information.

  • Chris Newkirk
  • Deputy Director
  • Beaufort County Emergency Services
  • 1420 Highland Dr
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Office: (252) 940-6511
  • Cell: (252) 378-5352

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