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On July 2, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted House Bill 118, an act to provide limited immunity from claims based on COVID-19. To read the bill, click here.

April 23, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 135, extending North Carolina’s Stay at Home order through May 8th, 2020. Closure of dine-in service for restaurants and bars and closure of other close-contact businesses is also extended through May 8th.

Governor Cooper shared details about North Carolina’s plan to lift restrictions in three phases once the data show that key metrics are headed in the right direction. 

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Avery County Government Orders Citizens and Visitors for Overnight Stays to Self-Quarantine for 14 Days; Extends time on Short-Term Rentals Suspension
Avery County Government Press Release

01 April 2020
COVID-19 Response

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose a looming threat to the health and safety of the people of Avery County.  Avery County Government continues to be proactive in taking the necessary steps to slow the spread of the disease through all appropriate means.

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From the County of Avery, Office of the County Manager

March 26, 2020

To our valuable Avery County Resort Communities:

Avery County Government takes great pride in providing the best governmental services to all its citizens. However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to the Health and Safety of our citizens. This week we watched North Carolina’s infected numbers go from 123 to 636 and all bordering counties now report cases.

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“Safer at Home” NC Moves Into Phase 2

North Carolina will make its official transition into the Safer at Home Phase 2 Stage of easing restrictions on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00pm. NC Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, announced this transition through Executive Order 141, based on the stabilization of key indicators. The NCDHHS has also made updates to their COVID19 Guidance Page, including industry specific Phase 2 guidance.

Click here for Governor Cooper’s full press release.

Click here for NC’s updated 3-Phase Plan to Ease Restrictions.

Click here to read Avery County’s updated State of Emergency.

14 day quarantine will be suspended as of May 6. 

Short term rentals—50% of units allowed to be rented or leased with no more than 50% capacity.

Campgrounds are allowed to operate at 100% capacity.

For more information, click here.

May 6: SCHOOL BUSES TO SERVE AS WI-FI HOTSPOTS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

DONATIONS FROM AT&T, DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION, GOOGLE TO HELP EQUIP MORE THAN 280 SCHOOL BUSES WITH WI-FI

Starting this week, additional school buses will bring internet access to communities without it to help more North Carolina students connect to school online. Governor Roy Cooper announced the plan to equip more school buses with hotspots following the announcement that K-12 public schools would continue remote learning through the end of this school year.

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NC DHHS COVID-19 Update: April 13, 2020

North Carolina COVID-19 Modeling Shows Social Distancing Necessary to Slow the Spread and Preserve Hospital Capacity to Save Lives

The composite model found that social distancing policies with effectiveness similar to those currently in place in North Carolina will help lower the likelihood of the healthcare system becoming overloaded with a spike of many COVID-19 patients all at the same time.

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COVID-19 Response – Local State of Emergency

Avery County Government Suspension of All Short-Term Rentals Effective Immediately

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose a looming threat to the health and safety of the people of Avery County.  Avery County Government continues to be proactive in taking the necessary steps to slow the spread of the disease through all appropriate means.

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