Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Buncombe County Reports Additional Cases

March 30, 2020

Latest Coronavirus Updates on Confirmed Cases

Watch the daily briefings from Buncombe County Public Health on the Coronavirus and preparedness efforts in Buncombe County.

March 27, 2020 Community Update-Key Takeaways

  • Updated Case Count as of noon, 17 Buncombe County  residents test positive
  • No new cases in visitors to Buncombe County
  • 12 residents and all 5 visitors have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation
  • Further clarification on Stay Safe-Stay Home mandate
  • Emergency Services looking at a regional effort
  • Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools helping students with social and emotional skills
  • Update from MissionHealth
  • One Buncome Relief Fund is launched 

March 26, 2020 Community Update-Key Takeaways

  • Updated Case Count as of noon, 14 Buncombe County  residents test positive
  • 5 cases in visitors to Buncombe County
  • 11 residents and all 5 visitors have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation
  • Please see the Supplemental Declaration titled Stay Safe-Stay Home to find out if your business is deemed essential or non-essential.
  • Understand the intent of Stay Home-Stay Safe. The point is encourage social distancing to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19. 

March 25, 2020 Community Update-Key Takeaways

  • Updated case count at 2:30 p.m., 13 Buncombe County residents test positive
  • 5 cases in visitors to the County
  • Board of Commissioners Chairman Newman signs second Supplemental Declaration to Local State of Emergency. This declaration directs all Buncombe County residents to “Stay Home – Stay Safe” and to limit movements outside of their homes that are not deemed essential
  • One Buncombe COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund set to launch Friday, more information to come.

March 24, 2020 Key Takeaways

  • Updated case count at 2:30 p.m., 12 Buncombe County residents test positive.
  • 4 cases in visitors to the County.
  • Confirmed evidence of community spread. Now is the time to stay home.
  • Public Health continues to investigate models from around the globe and will move forward to add an additional supplement declaration with a Stay Home, Stay Safe Mandate to reduce opportunity for close contact during these next few weeks. Further information will be available Wednesday, March 25.
  • Telemedicine options are available at missionhealth.org
  • Innovation and dynamic responses are also happening in our community, such as virtual town hall and special hours at some grocery stores for vulnerable populations.
  • Further guidance for restaurants providing takeout will be posted by 5 p.m.

Archived Daily COVID-19 Briefings: 

 

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