CORONAVIRUS INFO & EXECUTIVE ORDERS
  • Governor’s Executive Order 220 extends the State of Emergency in North Carolina through July 30, 2021, unless repealed, replaced, or rescinded. It also extends Executive Order 215, which lifted all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements and removes the indoor mast mandate for most settings. 
    • The following are required to follow NC Dept. of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) guidance with respect to indoor face covering requirements and all other COVID-19 related restrictions and recommendations:
      • Children’s day or overnight camps
      • Public or private transportation regulated by the State of NC and North Carolina airports, bus and train stations or stops. This provision does not apply to people traveling in their personal vehicles, alone or with family or friends, but does apply to ride-shares, cabs, vans, and shuttles, even if the vehicles are privately owned.
    • It is strongly recommended by NCDHHS that all individuals continue to wear face coverings in all large indoor seating facilities with a seating capacity of over 5,000 seats, unless an exception applies.
    • Businesses can still require guests to wear face coverings in their establishments and guests must comply with this requirement.
VACCINATION INFORMATION
RESOURCES FOR TOURISM & TRAVEL INDUSTRY
BUSINESS RESOURCES & RECOVERY
MASK MANDATE & OTHER SAFETY RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS

*Note: As of May 14, 2021, the mask mandate was lifted by Governor Roy Cooper for most individuals. There remain instances where a mask is required. Refer to the FAQs on the most recent Executive Order for details. In addition, businesses may still require masks, and in such cases, patrons must comply with those requirements.


REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF EMERGENCY ORDERS

Buncombe County health officials encourage residents and businesses to report suspected violation of emergency orders at ready@buncombecounty.org.