Throughout the wake of COVID-19 and practicing social distancing, information and resources will be posted here under “What You Need to Know: COVID-19 in Buncombe County”
According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 2,402 lab-tested cases of COVID-19 in the state, as of 11 a.m. April 4. That number was up 309 from the previous day’s count.
The state has confirmed 24 deaths across NC, including one each in Buncombe County. Another death in Henderson County that occurred on April 3 is not yet included in the count.
Only 12 of the state’s 100 counties are without confirmed cases COVID-19.
In Buncombe County, officials released an updated case count of 31 residents diagnosed with the virus on April 2 at noon. There have been no new cases in visitors to Buncombe County.
As of April 3, the CDC suggests that cloth face coverings should be worn in any public setting where other social distancing measures may be difficult to maintain – like grocery stores, pharmacies and workplaces – to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Reminders about the Stay Home-Stay Safe declaration:
Although the weather is getting nicer and we live in a beautiful place, PLEASE remember to not use that as a reason to gather with anyone outside of your household – That includes rafting, mountain biking and picnicking. Get fresh air and exercise but don’t forget social distancing measures! Limit the number of people in a room, maintain a distance of 6 feet between one another, wash your hands, and reduce your exposure as much as possible!
- It is a standing declaration effective until Thursday, April 9
- there is NO curfew
- Limit travel to essential travel only – At this time essential personnel and businesses do not need any credential or pass to be on the roads.
- Please remember social distancing measures when visiting essential businesses.
- Law enforcement response to violations of the statute are complaint-driven.
- If you would like to report a violation of the local statue, please do so on a non-emergency line.
- If voluntary cooperation is not achieved, Buncombe County Law Enforcement is equipped to enforce these restrictions through citations or misdemeanor charges.
Click here to review the declaration in more depth.