Dare reports 60 COVID cases, 1 in hospital

By on April 25, 2022

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of April 18-24 — continuing a pattern in recent weeks of steadily, if not dramatically, rising numbers.

The 60 new cases represent an increase from the 38 cases reported for the week of April 11-17, the 17 cases reported for the week of April 4-10, and the 7 cases reported three weeks ago. Of these 60 cases, 37 include Dare County residents while 23 involve non-residents. The DHHS reports 33 active cases currently in the county.

Of those who reported positive for the COVID virus from April 18-24, one of them, a female resident of Dare County who is at least 65 years old, has been hospitalized – the only person who tested positively in the county who is currently hospitalized with the virus. There has not been a COVID death reported by the DHHS since Jan. 10 of this year.



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 https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

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



  • Steven jones

    60 covid cases
    How many flu cases were there in that same time?
    How many common cold cases in that time?
    Without specifying this would be creating a false sense of fear?
    Showing that these numbers are nothing more than ordinary illness is blindfolding the public Mark

    Tuesday, Apr 26 @ 12:38 am
  • Jeremy

    Vax it or casket. Stay safe and get smart.

    Tuesday, Apr 26 @ 5:39 pm
  • Just sayin

    Jeremy … Wondering who should “get smart” here. If you haven’t been paying attention, the VAST majority of the people who contract this virus are sick a few days at most and come out fine. Especially with the newest variants! I am not vaxed, got it from an irresponsible co-worker and guess what? I was fine not even a week later! I am sure this is the case with most people. Boom!! Mind blown.

    Wednesday, Apr 27 @ 3:01 pm
  • Travis

    Steven/Just Sayin’: 991,000 and counting Americans would disagree with your assessment. Anecdotal experience is the worst kind of “science.”

    Wednesday, Apr 27 @ 8:04 pm
  • Just Sayin

    Travis, its the “vax it or casket” comment that is dumb and anecdotal. It is absolutely true that the vast majority of people are fine after getting infected. That is not anecdotal science bub, its all around us like snowflakes in winter.

    Thursday, Apr 28 @ 4:58 am