NCDHHS says new survey shows ‘clear and welcome improvement’ in vaccine attitudes

By on April 8, 2021


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on April 8 released the findings of a survey that it concludes “show a clear and welcome improvement in North Carolinians’ attitudes related to COVID-19 vaccine.” The online survey of 1,290 North Carolina residents was conducted from March 3-15 by the Artemis Strategy Group.

There are several key data points in the findings. In the new survey, 69% of respondents say they have received at least one vaccine dose, have an appointment to be vaccinated or say they “definitely” or “probably” will get a vaccination. That is up from 60% who were in those categories at the time of a November 2020 survey. In addition, 59% now they say they would tell a friend to get the vaccine as soon as it is available. That is about double the 30% who said that back in November.

There has also been a noticeable change in the perception of risks associated with getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In the new survey, 28% say they strongly agree with the concern about harmful side effects, a number that has dropped somewhat from 35% in November. Also those strongly agreeing with the concern that they don’t want to be a “test case” for the safety of the virus dropped to 26% in March from 41% in November. Here’s a link to all the survey results. recent public opinion research.

Dare County

Update: The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported only 1 additional case of COVID-19 on April 8, marking the seventh straight day that 5 cases or less have been reported.

Today’s statewide NC coronavirus numbers

  • Total reported NC cases – 926,897
  • New cases reported today – 2,087
  • Reported deaths – 12,224 (12 more than yesterday)
  • Currently hospitalized 1,004 (21 fewer than yesterday)
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 134
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 122 (10 fewer than yesterday)
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 255 (4 more than yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 887,724
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 5,112 (Dare 3,005, Currituck 1,462, Hyde 645)
  • Completed tests – 11,598,519
  • Daily percent positive tests – 5.1%
  • Vaccine doses administered – 5,516,517

Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.


Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard




Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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