December 1, 2020

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  • Buncombe County  COVID-19 Special Community Update (Nov. 25)
  • COVID-19 Public Health update during Commissioner’s Briefing (Nov. 17)
  • Video - Flu Shot PSA


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  • Weekly Community Update

As of Nov. 30, 2020, there have been 5,659 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County residents. We, as a community, have experienced 131 COVID-related deaths. As of Oct. 1, 2020, updates are being provided in a press release format on our website and in-person updates are provided to the Board of Commissioners at their 3 p.m. briefing on the first and third Monday of December.

  • Buncombe County’s Stay Safe, Stay Smart Order Update
    NC Governor Roy Cooper on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, extended Phase 3 of the pandemic reopening plan until Dec. 11, 2020. Executive Order 180, issued on Nov. 23, tightens mask requirements and enforcement as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly statewide.
  • Coronavirus Public Health Materials for Local Businesses
    Materials in both English and Spanish are available to local businesses to help with enforcement of COVID-19 safety measures. We have updated the “Occupancy Limit Signage” and the “NC Face Covering Requirement” signage today in order to reflect the most recent information.
  • COVID-19 Testing sites in Buncombe County for December added to calendar. Visit buncombeready.org for the testing site calendar. Testing happening this week at the Talbert Parking Lot, Buncombe County Sports Park, the City Planning Department and AB Tech. See the calendar by clicking on the link below.


  • Have COVID-19 Questions? Buncombe County COVID-19 Call Center Can Help.
    The Ready Team call center is focused on connecting people to testing, addressing concerns about public health guidance and most recent Stay Safe orders, and answering a variety of questions related to COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Covered For Those Without Insurance

People who are uninsured can get tested and treated for coronavirus at no cost. If a person does not have health insurance at the time of COVID-19 testing or treatment, providers can file a claim in order to receive reimbursement from the government.

  • Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 with the SlowCOVIDNC App - Learn More

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released an app to aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The app tracks those you have been around and notifies you automatically if one of your contacts has tested positive for COVID-19. To ensure that all user information stays confidential, the app does not collect, store, or share personal information or location data.



COVID-19 Updates from NCDHHS

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  • Video- Governor Cooper’s Latest Emergency Briefing (Nov. 23)

 PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:


NEW resources since the last update include:


UPDATED guidance since the last update include:


UPDATED reports since the last update include:

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers


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