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: