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Buncombe County's Stay Safe, Stay Smart Order Update

Aug. 7 Update

Buncombe County officials continue to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 155, which mandates that EO No. 141 shall remain in effect, as amended, until 5 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2020. The effective date provisions of Executive Order Nos. 141, 147, and 151, and 153 are amended to have those orders continue in effect through the above-listed time and date. Buncombe County will be fully aligning with this new order. 

Buncombe County Commissioners have issued a superseding Stay Safe, Stay Smart Declaration that will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, and will remain in effect until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded.

View Phase 2 Extension FAQs here

If you have any questions about this new order, please reach out to our Ready Team Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call  (828) 419-0095 or email

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Download EO 147 FAQ Document In The Following Languages: