BeLoved Asheville is collecting supplies for people who may not have funds or transportation to get supplies and for people on the streets.
Items needed: soap, hand sanitizer, bleach-based cleaning products, disinfecting wipes, non-perishable food items, vitamin C, elderberry syrup or other immune boosters, Gatorade powdered mix, kleenex, toilet paper, dish soap and laundry detergent.
Drop off items anytime Monday 3/16
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
10 North Market, Asheville, NC 28801
Text 828 238 4350 for an alternative time
Donate funds www.belovedasheville.com
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Looking for delivery of local groceries? You can get that through Mother Earth Food, which delivers from the French Broad Food Co-Op and from local farms and food producers: motherearthfood.com.
And if you want food from local restaurants, order online with Kickback AVL at kickbackavl.com or call 828-585-6903, and one of Townsend’s fleet of drivers can bring you a steak dinner — or even tobacco.
Takeout Central also delivers from local restaurants: takeoutcentral.com.
Local health care providers cannot yet test for the virus but are able to collect specimens. With approval from NC Department of Health and Human Services, they can have samples tested at a state lab.
Dr. Bobbie Short, interim superintendent for Asheville City Schools, said in a letter to ACS families the system’s preparations include:
- An enhanced sanitizing process, with the maintenance department directed to proactively disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Plans to add supplemental custodial personnel
- Reviews of the food supply purchases to ensure students receive daily meals should coronavirus disrupt deliveries
- developing a plan for continued learning should schools be closed due to the virus’ impact
A new email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been set up to field non-medical questions about how to prepare a business or at home.
General information about COVID-19 in North Carolina can be found at the NCDHHS website, or by calling the NC Division of Public Health hotline at 866-462-3821.